Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale

March 22, 2018|
Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale by Ann Shortell
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1868 Ottawa

D'Arcy McGee is assassinated. As John A. Macdonald cradles his friend's bloody head, he blames transplanted Irish terrorists: the Fenian Brotherhood. Within a day, Patrick James Whelan is arrested. After a show trial, Whelan is publicly hanged.

That much is history. Did Whelan do the deed?

What if Clara Swift, a mere slip of a girl, sees the trace-line of a buggy turn off Sparks Street, moments after the murder? What if housemaid Clara understands her dead mentor's shorthand, and forges an unlikely alliance with the Prime Minister's investigator? And ends up being trusted by the condemned man's wife - and by Lady Agnes Macdonald . . .

Celtic Knot.
It's reimagining a crisis that tested a nation.
It's history with a mystery.
It's A Clara Swift Tale.

And it all begins with a shot in the dark....
Ann Shortell was born in Kingston, Ontario, and raised on legends of John A. Macdonald, and of her Celtic ancestors. In a previous century she was a business journalist and author - and won an award or two. She wrote Celtic Knot in homage to the Irish storytelling tradition D'Arcy McGee embodied. She thanks Crime Writers of Canada for ...
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Title:Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Published:March 22, 2018
Publisher:FriesenPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781525520914

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