Vital Secrets

Vital Secrets

A Marc Edwards Mystery

Book - 2011
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This is the third novel in the action-packed Marc Edwards mysteries, set during the rebellions of 1830s Upper Canada. A follow-up to Turncoat and Solemn Vows.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2011.
Edition: Touchstone export edition.
ISBN: 9781439163719
Branch Call Number: GUT
Characteristics: x, 321 pages ; 21 cm.

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debwalker Jul 25, 2011

"It’s 1837 and Lieutenant Marc Edwards of His Majesty’s 24th Regiment of Foot is at his post in Toronto, Upper Canada. This third novel in Don Gutteridge’s terrific historical series is the best thus far, and that’s saying a lot, because Gutteridge knows his history and how to build and pace a mystery novel.

The times are rocky in Toronto. The locals are restive and it appears that the troops will go into action soon. Meanwhile, there’s romance and a travelling theatre troupe to amuse. But when a member of the cast is murdered and Edwards’s friend is found standing over the body, no one is smiling. Then an investigation shows that the actors may have been arms smugglers. It appears that the Americans support the local radicals. Was this murder for passion or politics? Gutteridge weaves his tale perfectly, with believable characters and perfect scene-setting."

Margaret Cannon
Globe & Mail July 20 2011

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