Lizzie Saunders Mysteries

Lizzie Saunders Mysteries


Bucket of Blood

“But he seized up the corpse’s feet and dragged it away, to deal with it as he saw best. She heard his boots thump down the stairs, her lover’s head resounded upon each step in reply, down into the basement where the kindling was cut. She heard the click of the ax as he plucked it from the paving stones, and she cried until the sound of chopping stopped.”

 

Lizzie’s mother is dead, and left in the care of her prim older sister, the 15-year-old fears her carefree ways are over.  But when tragedy strikes her small community in the summer of 1898, Lizzie discovers a sinister web of lies and deception, of murders past and present. Fierce resentments and racial tensions boil beneath the illusion of civilization. Soon, Lizzie finds herself ensnared in a secret that stretches from the opium dens of British Columbia and the alleys of San Francisco to the jungles of Panama and beyond — and it’s a secret that the murderer will do anything to protect.

“My insides are squealing in delight and horror… [Bucket of Blood] is truly a great story.” – Bibliobabes Book Reviews

“Enthralling and gripping… really sets a scene and a mood.” – Hannah Kate, Hannah’s Bookshelf

“I highly recommend Bucket of Blood… Lizzie very much reminds me of a young female Sherlock Holmes, including all of the mental complexities that make him so brilliant.” – Steampunk Canada

 

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Mark of the Magpie

“With my eyes firmly shut, I struggled to suppress the rising dark—I struggled to forget how good it had felt to plunge that knife into firm, living flesh.”

When Lizzie Saunders and Chen Shaozhu arrive in the port city of Victoria, BC, she dares to imagine a place where they can enjoy a happy future together. With the help of the cantankerous Mr. Fish, Lizzie begins to cultivate friendships: she volunteers with an amateur theatre group, studies medicine, tends the garden, and settles into a comfortable life of social engagements and high tea. But the crimes of her family can not be completely forgotten, no matter how hard she pretends to be normal. When a gruesome murder stirs up ghosts from her past, someone – or something – begins to haunt her through the city’s dark alleys, seedy taverns, wharves and opium dens. Is it her imagination, her guilty conscience, or a killer who knows her secret?

 

 

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The Agony of St. Alice

I was going to die.
My hands clamped over my face.
‘God damn it,’ I thought, ‘He killed Violet, and in a terrible twist, he’s managed to kill me, too.’

With her hopes for a secure life in ruins, Lizzie Saunders finds herself on the run with an unexpected traveling companion: the thief, Jack Hunter. But the winter of 1898 is a difficult time to travel. After fleeing Victoria, the two fugitives soon find themselves stranded by snow, trapped with strangers in a remote sanitarium, and the law closing in. Lizzie discovers that nothing at St. Alice Hotel is what it seems. Every guest harbours secrets, and when she befriends a dying patient, Lizzie begins to suspect that his malady is not of natural causes, but a most curious and wicked attempt at murder. Equal parts mystery, adventure, and Canadian history, ‘The Agony of St. Alice’ follows Lizzie as her journey takes her deep into the snow-bound wilderness, where monsters prowl and hunger reigns, and the winter turns weak men cruel.

 

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