Mark of the Magpie
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When Lizzie Saunders and Chen Shaozhu arrive in the port city of Victoria, BC in September 1898, she dares to imagine a place where they can enjoy a happy future together. With the help of the cantankerous Mr. Fish, Lizzie is soon enjoying a comfortable life of social engagements and high tea.
But 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?
'Mark of the Magpie', the sequel to 'Bucket of Blood', is a gothic mystery of corruption, bitter artistic rivalries, betrayal and clandestine affairs. Here, in a shining seaside city of flowers and fine china, everyone has something to hide and nothing is quite what it seems.