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In November 1839, the final debate on the future of Upper Canada (later Ontario) and Lower Canada (later Quebec) is taking place in the Assembly. Marc Edwards is writing pamphlets for Robert Baldwin and supporters of Lord Durham’s recommendations for the way they are to be governed. When a sleazy blackmailer preys on elite members of the Shakespeare Club, it skews the deli ...more
Published March 9th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
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Desperate Acts continues the history of the Durham Report and its aftermath, thereby fusing this novel satisfyingly with the previous, The Bishop's Pawn, and therefore the whole Marc Edwards mystery sequence. Don Gutteridge's use of that traumatic event, the 1837 Rebellion -- its causes, unfolding, and consequences, so vital to the shaping of Canada -- is inspired. Each of the Marc Edwards mysteries is like a milestone on the road to nationhood. It's a toll road, though. In each Marc Edwards mys ...more
Don Gutteridge was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He taught High School English for seven years, later becoming a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Western University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is the author of twenty-two novels. including the twelve-volume Marc Edwards mystery series. Don is also an accomplished poet and has published twen ...more
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