Bold Sons of Erin by Owen Parry
A Novel of Suspense (Abel Jones Mysteries)

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A Union general's senseless murder is swiftly cloaked in lies, and the evidence points to Irish laborers struggling to find a place in their new homeland. Washington intrigue and industrial corruption collide with hints of rural witchcraft and the sorrows of political exile in this Civil War novel by Owen Parry.
 

About Owen Parry

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Owen Parry is the author of a series of critically acclaimed, prizewinning novels set during the American Civil War: Faded Coat of Blue, Shadows of Glory, Call Each River Jordan, and Honor's Kingdom. He has also published a collection of holiday tales for adults, Our Simple Gifts. Born in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, Parry lives and writes in northern Virginia.
 
Published July 1, 2012 by Stackpole Books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not surprisingly, Lincoln turns to 34-year-old Major Abel Jones, a Welsh immigrant and Union Army detective, to carry out his personal intelligence directives and solve murders that often revolve on prejudice—and Jones himself has plenty of prejudices.

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The intrigue thus triggered brings Jones up against a mad priest, local witch women and the tight-knit society of the Irish mining community (among its members is Black Jack Kehoe, later notorious in the Molly Maguires).

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