LOUDONVILLE -- Mark Sebastian Jordan returns to the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville on Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. to talk about his latest research findings and to promote his new book, "The Ceely Rose Murders at Malabar Farm."
The book, published by The History Press on June 28 will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Ceely Rose was a mentally-disturbed young woman who lived with her family in Pleasant Valley, near Perrysville, in the late 1800s. Convinced that she had to rid herself of obstacles to run away with the young man she had a crush on, Rose poisoned her family and attempted to poison the boy's family, too.
By the time the young woman's series of attacks were finished, three people had been murdered, with an additional three attempted murders. The house where the incidents were centered is today part of Malabar Farm, the historical estate of writer Louis Bromfield.
Jordan first wrote about the case in the historical drama "Ceely," which was performed at Malabar Farm State Park for over a decade from 2003 to 2015. He has continued to research the case and speak about it all over the state of Ohio.
Approached by The History Press to write a project for them, Jordan decided that the time had come to write the book of record on the Ceely Rose case.
During his final preparations for the book, Jordan discovered new information which brings insights to Ceely Rose's mental condition and its possible genetic sources. Jordan will give a summary of the case and speak about his new discoveries before selling and signing copies of the book for twenty dollars apiece.
Mark Sebastian Jordan is a writer, historian, and storyteller based in Loudonville. He writes the weekly column, "History Knox" for KnoxPages.com. He also writes classical music reviews for Seen & Heard International and MusicWeb International, and was recently invited to become a regular contributor to the programs of The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world's premier symphony orchestras.
Jordan has won awards from the Ohio Arts Council, the Associated Press, the Jesse Stuart Memorial Award, the Richland County Foundation, and many others. invited to become a regular contributor to the programs of The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world's premier symphony orchestras.
Jordan has won awards from the Ohio Arts Council, the Associated Press, the Jesse Stuart Memorial Award, the Richland County Foundation, and many others.
The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum is located at 203 E. Main Street in Loudonville. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the museum visit www.crfmuseum.com.