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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 ...


On the Head of a Pin
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4 / 5
January 25th, 2014
This a historical intrigue. The story unfolds during the 1830s and highlights the living conditions, concerns and sentiments of the time. I felt very connected, and was drawn in to the mindset each of the main characters. The story has enough twists and turns so as not to be transparent. The writing style is refined, and in itself, helps transport the reader back into that era. I would read the story again, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and "who donnits".
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