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Third mystery takes readers on a journey into the heart of disaster

47 SorrowsAnother stellar mystery by Prince Edward County’s master storyteller Janet Kellough. 47 Sorrows weaves a ribbon of historical fact and fiction through the lives of fascinating characters.  – Sue Capon, has three copies of Janet Kellough’s newest book available for give-away. Click here to “Like” the Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries Janet Kellough Facebook page and we will randomly draw three winners’ names.

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In Janet Kellough’s third mystery, Thaddeus Lewis and his son journey into the heart of disaster.

When the bloated corpse of a man dressed in women’s clothing washes up on the shore of Lake Ontario near Thaddeus Lewis’s home, nothing is found on the body except a small scrap of green ribbon.

The year is 1847 — “Black ’47” — and 100,000 Irish emigrants are fleeing to Canada to escape starvation. The emigrants bring with them the dreaded “ship’s fever,” and soon Canadian ports are overflowing with the sick and dying and entire families are being torn apart.

Lewis’s youngest son, Luke, who has aspirations of becoming a doctor, volunteers in the fever sheds in Kingston. When he finds a green ribbon on the lifeless body of a patient named John Porter, he is intrigued by the strange coincidence.

Though dealing with demons of his own, young Luke enlists his father’s help to uncover the mystery, a tale of enmity that began back in Ireland. Their search leads them to the heart of the criminal underworld of Toronto, where the final acts of vengeance play out against the tragedy of the fever sheds.

The County’s Janet Kellough is a professional storyteller and has written and appeared in numerous stage productions that feature a fusion of spoken word and music. Her two previous books in the Thaddeus Lewis series, On the Head of a Pin, and Sowing Poison, have received stellar reviews.

Available at local bookstores, the PEC libraries and online.
47 Sorrows
by Janet Kellough
Published by Dundurn Press
Cdn Pub Date: July 27, 2013
US Pub Date: August 20, 2013
360 pg; PB; $11.99
Also Available as an Ebook:
PDF: 9781459709294/ $11.99
Epub: 9781459709300/$8.99

Praise for On the Head of a Pin:
“This is a very atmospheric debut.”
— Globe and Mail

“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

“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

Praise for Sowing Poison:
“This is a thoroughly well-done historical mystery.”
— Globe and Mail

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