WILMINGTON, NC /24-7PressRelease/ — Bestselling author Donna Fletcher Crow recently interviewed podcaster Adam Graham and has posted the interview on her website. Graham’s popular podcast offers a “mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives” that includes Some 6,000 separate episodes spanning the gamet of American and British mystery literature.
After a deep delve into old time favorites Superman and Dragnet Graham turned to including the treasures of Classic British Mysteries. His stellar offerings include vintage Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Hercule Poirot, and the Scarlet Pimpernel. Adam Graham’s Old Time Detectives of British Mysteries have starred such greats of stage and screen as Basil Rathbone, Orson Wells, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Vincent Price, and Angela Lansbury.
In her article, Crow wrote, “The inimitable Adam Graham has been one of my most-admired friends for many years—and not just because he always wears a kilt! I had even listened to some of Adam’s podcasts of ‘The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio,’ but I had no idea he has done so much. Adam Graham’s podcasts offer a treasure trove of listening.
“I asked Adam to tell us how he got into the fascinating, cutting-edge world of podcasting and to send along some links that would appeal to my readers—especially those who are fans of classic British mysteries. In addition to a wealth of mystery listening, Adam also included links to programs of classic literature he has done such as ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Mansfield Park,’ and ‘Of Human Bondage.’
“An especially gripping series on offer is ‘Adam Graham Presents the War.’ A series of old-time radio shows, now available via podcasts which offer a narrative of America in World War II from the pre-War isolationism to a few episodes that looked at the aftermath.
“My particular favorite is an American in England in which the American host conducts a series of interviews showing the effect of the War on Cromer, a small seaside town on the east coast of England. I found these stories of the day-to-day lives of common people standing against brutal attacks to be heart-rending.”
Crow, who writes 3 mystery series in the style of classic British detective fiction has posted the interview on her blog, “The Authorized Version,” at https://donnafletchercrow.com/p/496/Classic-British-Mysteries-with-Ad … ordinaire-
Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 50 books, mostly novels of British history. She has taken a number of high-level industry awards for her work. Many of her books have been bestsellers in their categories, including ‘A Most Inconvenient Death’, which achieved #1 bestseller status in Christian Suspense. ‘The Fields of Bannockburn’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part I: Scotland, The Struggle for a Nation is based, was listed as Fiction Bestseller by Christian Book Distributors and ‘The Banks of the Boyne’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part II: Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace is based, hit #3 Best-Selling Fiction.
The 10-volume Celtic Cross series covers the history of Scotland and Ireland. The leading historic figures of the day interact with fictional characters to bring the stirring events alive. Each epoch is tied to the series with the on-going events in the lives of modern young people as old wars and current conflicts keep them striving to find answers that provide hope for the future. The series is comprised of 10 novels. ‘The Keeper of the Stone,’ book 1 in the series was #1 on Amazon for Historical Scottish fiction.
The Daughters of Courage, ‘Kathryn’, ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Stephanie’ is a pioneer family saga based on the stories of Crow’s own family and other Idaho pioneers in the Kuna, Nampa and Boise area.
‘Glastonbury’ is her best-known book, which received the prestigious First Place, Historical Novel, award from the National Federation of Press Women. Readers and reviewers have raved about ‘Glastonbury’, calling it “The best of its kind,” “richly fascinating,” “beautifully researched,” “gloriously evocative,” and “panoramic.” One Amazon reader said, “WHAT a work! Every reader can be enveloped in the sheer scope and quality, every historian be constantly nodding at the precise detail and accuracy, and every Christian can rejoice in the fullness of scripture. For me it is simply beyond descriptive praise. I would urge all who value truth to treat themselves to a feast.”
The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries is a literary suspense series using literary figures as background: Rudyard Kipling in ‘The Flame Ignites’, Dorothy L Sayers in ‘The Shadow of Reality’, Shakespeare in ‘A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare’, and Jane Austen in both ‘A Jane Austen Encounter’ and ‘A Most Singular Venture’. Watch for ‘A Prodigious Sum of Corpses: Seeking Sanditon at Jane Austen’s Seashore’, which will take readers to all of Austen’s favorite seashore resorts. Accounts of Crow’s visits to these sites are available on her blog under the heading “Jane Austen Seashore Tour.”
The Monastery Murders Series features atmospheric contemporary crimes with their roots buried deep in the middle ages. Books in the series include ‘A Very Private Grave’, ‘A Darkly Hidden Truth’, ‘An Unholy Communion’, ‘A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary’, ‘An All-Consuming Fire’ and the newly-released ‘Against All Fierce Hostility.’
Where There is Love is a 6-book series of the enduring legacy of love and faith all based on historic people and events. The titles are: ‘Where Love Begins’, ‘Where Love Illumines’, ‘Where Love Triumphs’, ‘Where Love Restores’, ‘Where Love Shines’, and ‘Where Love Calls’.
The Lord Danvers Victorian true-crime series is an Amazon bestseller in the British Detectives category. Books in the series include ‘A Lethal Spectre’, ‘A Most Inconvenient Death’, ‘Grave Matters’, ‘To Dust You Shall Return’ and ‘A Tincture of Murder’. Donna provides a no-charge download of ‘A Tincture of Murder’ for those who sign up for her newsletter. More information is available at her website.
Donna Fletcher Crow’s awards include:
The Dawning Of Peace, of Dreamers and Designers, Book Excellence Award 2023
Where Love Begins, Best Historical Romance, Pinnacle Awards 2019
A Lethal Spectre, Best Mystery, Pinnacle Awards, 2019
Glastonbury, First Place, Historical Fiction, National Federation of Press Women Award of Merit
The Banks of the Boyne, Silver Angel; First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
The Fields of Bannockburn, First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
Professional Achievement Award, Northwest Nazarene College
Juvenile Books Award of Merit, Idaho Press Women
Top Idaho Author
Pacesetter Award, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Outstanding Historical Fiction, Idaho Press Women, National Federation of Press Women,
Idaho Writer of the Year
Best Inspirational Novel, Finalist Romance Writers of America
Writer of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Donna is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at [email protected]. All of her books are available at online book retailers. More information, including a no-charge download of ‘A Tincture of Murder’, is available at her website at https://www.donnafletchercrow.com.
About Donna Fletcher Crow:
Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren living on 3 continents. Donna is a former English literature teacher and lifelong Anglophile. Idahoans with long memories will remember her as a former Queen of the Snake River Stampede, Miss Rodeo Idaho and runner-up for Miss Rodeo America. She is an enthusiastic gardener.
RBC’s 16th Year as TIFF Partner: Celebrating Film and Emerging Talent
RBC, Toronto International Film Festival, 16th year, major partner, film, emerging talent, arts community
RBC, a long-standing supporter of the arts and film community, has announced its 16th year as the official bank partner of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This partnership showcases RBC’s commitment to nurturing emerging talent and celebrating the arts community. With programming designed to enhance the festival experience for film fans and RBC clients, RBC aims to bring impactful stories to the big screen while supporting the arts and fostering Canadian talent.
RBC House will host several events for emerging and established filmmakers and talents. Located at Petros82 in Toronto’s Entertainment District, RBC House will offer guests signature GREY GOOSE® Vodka cocktails and a martini cocktail bar. The programming at RBC House includes exciting events such as RBCxMusic Night, featuring a performance by DJ Diesel (also known as Shaquille O’Neal). This event aims to amplify and connect music fans to emerging artist PRIMO, who will open for DJ Diesel.
Additionally, the Los Angeles Times Studio presented by RBC will return to RBC House, providing a platform for directors and international stars for video interviews and photography. This year, the collaboration with the L.A. Times includes “Los Angeles Times Talks @ TIFF,” featuring an in-person conversation with director George C. Wolfe. The panel will discuss the historical drama “Rustin,” a film about civil rights icon and LGBTQ pioneer Bayard Rustin.
Furthermore, RBC will host The Black Academy Legacy Kick-Off Party, a celebration that highlights the contributions of Black artists and creators in the film industry. This event emphasizes RBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the arts.
Through its partnership with TIFF, RBC continues to champion the arts, support emerging talent, and provide a platform for diverse voices and unique perspectives. By bringing together the worlds of film, music, and conversation, RBC reinforces its dedication to fostering cultural vibrancy and community engagement.
Remembering Bob Barker: The Iconic Game Show Host and Animal Rights Activist
“Beloved game show host Bob Barker dies at 99, leaving behind a legacy as an animal rights activist. #RIPBobBarker”
In a saddening announcement, it has been confirmed by Bob Barker’s publicist, Roger Neal, that the beloved game show host has passed away at the age of 99. Bob Barker, with his charming personality and extensive tenure as the host of “Truth or Consequences” and “The Price Is Right,” made a lasting impact on the entertainment world and touched the lives of countless fans around the globe.
Beyond his captivating presence on television, Barker was also a passionate advocate for animal rights. Throughout his life, he worked tirelessly to expose the cruelty inflicted upon animals in the entertainment industry and strived to improve the welfare of abused and exploited animals, both in the United States and abroad. His dedication to this cause was commendable and left a lasting impact on the world.
Nancy Burnet, Barker’s longtime friend and caretaker, expressed her pride in the trailblazing work they accomplished together. Their efforts shed light on the mistreatment of animals, bringing awareness and inspiring change within the industry.
Retiring in 2007 after more than five decades of hosting game shows, Barker left an unforgettable legacy. His iconic sign-off, “I thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting me into your home for more than 50 years,” resonates with fans who grew up watching his infectious enthusiasm and genuine warmth.
As we bid farewell to Bob Barker, we remember him not only as an exceptional entertainer but also as a compassionate advocate who used his platform to make a positive difference. His contributions to both the entertainment world and animal rights will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in peace, Bob Barker.
Pee-wee Herman Actor Paul Reubens Passes Away at 70 from Cancer
Remembering Paul Reubens: The beloved Pee-wee Herman actor, known for his infectious laughter and creativity, passes at 70. #PaulReubens #PeeWeeHerman #Legacy
Beloved actor and comedian Paul Reubens, best known for his iconic character Pee-wee Herman, has passed away at the age of 70. The news of his death came as a shock, as Reubens had been privately battling cancer for the past six years.
Reubens’ portrayal of Pee-wee Herman captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. From his groundbreaking television show, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” to the cult classic film, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” Reubens brought laughter and joy to millions with his unique comedic style and childlike charm.
In a statement released after his death, Reubens expressed regret for not making his health struggles public, but also shared his gratitude for the love and support he received from his friends, fans, and supporters throughout his career. His genuine affection for his audience and dedication to his craft were evident in every performance.
Beyond Pee-wee Herman, Reubens made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. His talent extended to writing, producing, and acting, with memorable appearances in films like “Batman Returns” and “Blow.” Reubens’ versatility as an artist and his ability to bring characters to life will be remembered and celebrated.
Paul Reubens leaves behind a lasting legacy, inspiring countless individuals to embrace their creativity and embrace their unique qualities. His infectious laughter and imaginative spirit will continue to resonate with generations to come.
As we mourn the loss of this comedic genius, we remember Paul Reubens for the joy he brought into our lives and the indelible mark he left on the world of entertainment. Rest in peace, Paul Reubens, and thank you for the laughter and memories.
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