Lucy Sussex

A mystery within a mystery. Unemployed university graduate Mel Kirksley is hired to discover the author of an anonymous crime novel from the 1860s. What she finds is nothing less than a true-life detective story, a thinly described autobiographical tragedy set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush. As Mel digs deeper, the line between biographer and subject starts to fade, pulling Mel deeper into a maelstrom where past and present are thrown together.

Winner of the Ditmar Award.

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Lucy Sussex's award-winning novel The Scarlet Rider is now available from Ticonderoga Publications.

A mystery within a mystery. Unemployed university graduate Mel Kirksley is hired to discover the author of an anonymous crime novel from the 1860s. What she finds is nothing less than a true-life detective story, a thinly described autobiographical tragedy set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush. As Mel digs deeper, the line between biographer and subject starts to fade, pulling Mel deeper into a maelstrom where past and present are thrown together.

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"I really, really enjoyed the book. It was an absolute page-turner, rising tension, as well as a lovely mystery yarn." - Karen Joy Fowler

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