Sowing Poison: A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery by Janet KelloughSowing Poison: A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery by Janet Kellough

Sowing Poison: A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery

byJanet Kellough

Paperback | June 30, 2012

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When Nathan Elliott disappears, can a Methodist circuit rider discover what truly happened?

After an absence of many years, Nathan Elliott returns to the lakeside village of Wellington in Ontario's Prince Edward County to be at his dying father's side. Within a few days of his return, his brother reports that Nathan disappeared while the two were cutting firewood and no trace of him can be found. Shortly after, Nathan's wife arrives in the village. Claiming that she can contact the dead, she begins to hold séances for the villagers.

Thaddeus Lewis, a Methodist circuit rider, is outraged. Lewis's ethical objections propel him on a twisted path. On his journey, Lewis encounters towering sand dunes and a mysterious wild boy. After coming up against greed, fraud, and murder, can Lewis learn the truth about Nathan Elliott? Religious conflict and political dissension all play a part in this tale set in 1844 Upper Canada.
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 previous book in the Thaddeus Lewis series is On the Head of a Pin. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Title:Sowing Poison: A Thaddeus Lewis MysteryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:7 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:June 30, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459700546

ISBN - 13:9781459700543


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sowing Poison. Good story. Have read all 3 Thaddeus Lewis mysteries.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sowing Poison. Good story. Have read all 3 Thaddeus Lewis mysteries.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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".
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good book, rich with history of a place I grew up in and live near. Will be buying more Janet Kellough, Thaddeus Lewis Myseries for more great reads.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great book Being from Kingston made it easy to picture the scenery. A good story. Will have to check out other Janet Kellough A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery books.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sowing Poison I enjoyed this book, well worth the read and a true puzzle to figure out who done it. Alas I was not one to figure it out.
Date published: 2013-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Incredibly interesting Canadian history all wrapped up in a fabulous story set in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. The ending was a complete surprise, totally unexpected. Great, unforgettable characters!
Date published: 2012-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ms. Kellough's newest Thaddeus Lewis Mystery is masterful. She makes history come alive with her realistic characters and thorough knowledge of 19th. century Prince Edward County. I found this book hard to put down as the plot wove it's way deeper into the mystery of what really happened to Nathan Elliott out on the sand dunes of Lake Ontario. If you enjoyed On the Head of a Pin you will love the tale told in Sowing Poison
Date published: 2012-07-04

Editorial Reviews

Kellough manages to work all these ingredients to conjure another rich tale of murder and intrigue in the County. - The Wellington Times