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Solemn Vows

(Marc Edwards Mystery #2)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Now lieutenant in charge of security at Government House in Toronto, Marc Edwards is eager for action in both his personal and professional life. His letters to Beth Smallman in Crawford Corners have gone unanswered and writing speeches for Lieutenant Governor Francis Bond Head is not the stuff of excitement. Then, during an election speech by Bond Head, a shot fells a gov ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 4th 2003)
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Upper and Lower Canada are trying to unite and the protagonist is finding out that loyalty to "King and country" is only a good thing for him as long as he doesn't look too closely at where that loyalty is really leading him.
Mar 22, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery
Interesting but I wouldn't read it again.

"It is a sweltering June day in 1836, and the people of Upper Canada are preparing for an election. When a prominent politician is shot dead on the hustings, Lieutenant Marc Edwards, eager for action, chases after an armed man he spots fleeing the scene - an armed man, but an innocent man, as Marc find out too late.

Mortified by his mistake, Marc, who is now lieutenant in charge of security at Government House in Toronto, reluctantly accepts the help of th
Apr 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Marc Edwards is a man of remarkable intelligence. After a gun marked politician is shot dead and the crime committed Marc is right on the hot trail of the shooting offender.
This story is dramatic and lightly farcical with the taking up of the leading lives of several prominent characters in the Toronto area. Marc now a lieutenant of security at Government House is insecure that the clues of his crime add up to an assassination being the killers’ last and only inevitable strike. Will the gunman
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, written by my former Faculty of Education English professor. Set in Upper Canada in the early 18th century, Don Gutteridge brings his characters and the time to life. Great historical fiction. I'm happy to hear that the fourth book in the series,Dubious Allegiance, is scheduled to come out this summer.
Aug 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian, mysteries
good light entertainment

Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I like the fact that these books are set in Toronto & Upper in the 1800's, but found the ending a little disappointing. It did not seem to fit the theme of the rest of the book.
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Far less historical details about the time period in this book compared to the first one.
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Good book, especially for us Torontonians as it takes place in Upper Canada, Toronto, York back in the 1800s.
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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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