On the Head of a Pin (A Castle Street Mystery)

by Janet Kellough | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1554884346 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingherchellewing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 2/19/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingherchellewing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 19, 2011
Welcome to BookCrossing! This is a site for catching and releasing books and spreading the good karma of reading! Please make a journal entry when you FIND this book and let previous readers know how you came upon it. You may remain Anonymous on this site if you like but it's very safe and spam free. We leave FREE books around for others to stumble upon...they read, and then re-release in a public place for someone else to enjoy. Of course you're welcome to keep the book if you prefer but it's more fun to watch them travel and to hear from them once in a while. I hope you enjoy the book and I especially hope you enjoy BookCrossing as much as I do. Bookcrossers are amazing!!

Many thanks, herchelle
Calgary, Alberta CANADA

Journal Entry 2 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/21/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I'm giving this book to my dear friend Fracula as part of the International Canadian Literature Sweeps. Enjoy!
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Journal Entry 3 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 13, 2013
Yikes!!! As I start to read this, I realize I didn't journal it, almost 2 years ago!

I am so sorry, herchelle!

The death of a son or daughter is capable of producing emotional devastation from which it is nearly impossible to recover. For Thaddeus Lewis, a preacher who travels throughout Upper Canada in the late 1830s, the loss of his daughter Sarah, “a sweet seventeen year old, with a laughing, teasing manner that made the most somber of people brighten,” is a staggering blow.

The “strange marks on her neck” are a clear sign of strangulation, but a coroner’s inquest blithely declares that Sarah died of natural causes. As Lewis discovers during his travels, spreading his brand of Christian charity to fledgling communities struggling in the wake of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion, Sarah is only the first of several girls to be murdered, and the task of catching the killer falls to him. It is a job that tests his faith, forces him to admit serious misjudgment of character, and compels him to come to terms with “the badness [that] is always there, in everybody.”

Journal Entry 4 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Seems I am doomed to learn history, whether I want to or not!

This mystery was set in Upper Canada post war of 1812, but rebellions and unrest continue. I found the book a bit long on history and short of mystery for my taste, but I am glad I read it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 09, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (2/9/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to the February Calgary BookCrossing meet-up at the Joshua Tree Café. Who will be the next reader?

Journal Entry 6 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 09, 2013
LOL The next reader is ME!! I need to read this before Canada Day so it can be released for the Canada Day Release Challenge.
The reason you didn't journal this book is that you are just overwhelmed with all the books you have. LOL still LUV ya hon!

Journal Entry 7 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reading this book now. Waiting for the mystery to start...

Journal Entry 8 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 05, 2013
I have just closed this book for the last time and I am so glad that I finally read "On a Head of a Pin". It was not the usual historical mystery as expected but it was a glimpse into the history and life of Upper Canada. At times, the historical sections tended to go on but the were important to the plot. I liked the characters of Thaddeus, Betsy and Spinger.
All in all, I am glad that I read this book, I learned something that I never knew and now this book will continue the journey.

Journal Entry 9 by wingherchellewing at Bookcrossing Recuirt in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 05, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (4/5/2013 UTC) at Bookcrossing Recuirt in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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This book is passed to you with absolutely No expectations. If you read it and enjoy it, fantastic! If it is not for you just leave it someone perhaps at U of C. Thank you for taking this book on the next part of the journey!

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