It’s reimagining a crisis that tested a new nation’s strength.
It’s history with a mystery.
It’s A Clara Swift Tale.
And it all begins with a shot in the dark.
Praise for CELTIC KNOT
. . . Shortell conjures a memorable heroine in Clara . . . suspenseful mystery . . . artful amalgam of historical scholarship and fictional drama . . . thrilling . . .
- Kirkus Reviews
. . . unusual and engrossing . . . mystery, assassination and political intrigue . . . Clara is a fascinating character . . . polished prose captures the tones and styles of the late 1800s perfectly . . .
- Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5 of out 5 stars
... a suspense-filled fictional tale that chronicles the impact of a singular event...confident, meticulously researched, and superbly written... Shortell perfectly captures the language and atmosphere and ethos surrounding those momentous times... intriguing characters... a well-told, gripping tale of murder and its aftermath.
- Ottawa Review of Books