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On the Head of a Pin

A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery

by Janet Kellough

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historical, police procedural
list price: $11.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
category: Fiction
published: 2009
ISBN:9781554884346
publisher: Dundurn
Awards
  • Winner, Dewey Diva Pick
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Description

Thaddeus Lewis, an itinerant "saddlebag" preacher still mourns the mysterious death of his daughter Sarah as he rides to his new posting in Prince Edward County. When a girl in Demorestville dies in a similar way, he realizes that the circumstances point to murder. But in the turmoil following the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion he can get no one to listen. Convinced there is a serial killer loose in Upper Canada, Lewis alone must track the culprit across a colony convulsed by dissension, invasion, and fear. His only clues are a Book of Proverbs and a small painted pin left with the victims. And the list of suspects is growing …

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Contributor notes

Storyteller Janet Kellough has written and appeared in numerous stage productions that feature a fusion of spoken word and music. As a writer she has produced popular articles and books, both fiction and non-fiction, that explore eastern Ontario's unique history. She continues to speak, read, and perform across Ontario. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Y ou can visit Janet's website at www.janetkellough.com.

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Editorial Reviews

Kellough's book works on several levels; the murder mystery is woven into the larger story of Canada's wild, pre-Confederation era.

— Quill & Quire

This is a very atmospheric debut from author Kellough, of Prince Edward County, Ontario.

— Globe & Mail, The

A good read made better by its obvious affection for its subject and the locale in which the action takes place.

— Harrowsmith Magazine

On the Head of a Pin captivated us from the beginning. Janet did a great job of weaving her characters into a mystery that keeps you turning the pages ... This is a four star selection, that will be loved by all mystery fans.

— Suspense Magazine

Kellough does a fine job of bringing life to the times and to her ministerial hero on horseback.

— National Post, The
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About the Author

Janet Kellough

Janet Kellough is a professional storyteller who has written and appeared in numerous stage productions featuring a fusion of spoken word and music. Her five books in the Thaddeus Lewis series are On the Head of a Pin, Sowing Poison, 47 Sorrows, The Burying Ground, and Wishful Seeing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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