What would you do if you find out
you couldn't die?
Private detective Richard Saussure is a murderer.
He is also a retired policeman turned private investigator with a reputation for never walking away from an unsolved case. And now that a new case has landed on his lap, he has to acquire the ability to solve paranormal mysteries.
It is 1952. Lord Hugh Hurlingthon, a wealthy man living in the outskirts of town, calls Detective Richard Saussure and hires him to solve a mystery. This is no "murder mystery" situation. Oh, no…In fact, Lord Hurlingthon can’t die. This is a supernatural mystery situation.
What Richard Saussure encounters in Lord Hugh Hurlingthon is an ageing man who claims he is 213 years old and can’t die. With such situation at hand, Saussure has to decide whether or not to believe Lord Hurlingthon. And if he does, how could he solve a mystery that defies all laws of nature? Where can he find answers to this (supposedly) supernatural situation?
Richard Saussure will have to dig deep into his own past, as well as asking for the help of his favorite enemy: Dr. Annette Kensington, a forensic doctor whose thirst for justice equals her despise for Saussure.
Together, they will unearth a centuries-old wicked affair that will forever alter the way they see life.
Detective Saussure Mysteries is horror book series for adults set in the 1950’s. It blends the traditional genre of private detectives and the hard-boiled investigators of noir films with supernatural horror.
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Detective Saussure Mysteries I
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR SPOUSE
SHIFTED INTO A CHILD?
The Triplets Killer, yet again. That serial killer from hell is driving paranormal detective Richard Saussure and forensic doctor Annette Kensington to their limits. Dr. Kensington is convinced that a secret code lies hidden inside the victims’ skulls, carved in bone.
While Dr. Kensington tries to crack the mystery code, a couple comes to Richard Saussure in desperate need of a private investigator with the capacity to solve a supernatural mystery: Irene Mariette, a woman in her late thirties, and a boy of no more than seven years of age. His name is Gideon Mariette. And no, he is not her son. Gideon Mariette is her husband.
Irene Mariette claims that she simply woke up one day, and lying next to her, instead of her forty-four-year-old husband, she found the younger version of him. How could this be possible?
As private investigator Richard Saussure delves into the Mariette family's dark corners, he encounters Amelia Mariette, Gideon's twin sister. Except she does not look like a woman in her forties, as she should, but a sexy siren in her early twenties.
Private detective Richard Saussure, with the aid of his reluctant sidekick Dr. Kensington and the helpful intromission of reporter Octavia Parker, will bring into the light the wicked bond these twin siblings share in their greedy race to capture a dangerous and obscure power. Private detective Richard Saussure never walks out of an unsolved case. Even if the woman who hired him asks him to stop. Even if it means unveiling his own secrets.
In INGRAINED MALICE - Detective Saussure Mysteries III, private investigator Richard Saussure battles his most powerful enemy yet: a supernatural source of ancient knowledge ready to be set free.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE DISAPPEARED
AND NO ONE BELIEVES HE EVEN EXISTED?
Private detective Richard Saussure and forensic doctor Annette Kensington are barely catching their breath after the new developments in the triplets' killer case. A new set of human remains has been found in the forest.
Two killings in a row after years of inactivity. It's official: it has become a serial killer.
Meanwhile, a new client arrives at Saussure's doorstep: Nina Davies, a blind seamstress whose fiancé has gone missing. His name is Maurice Bennett, a young lawyer with a promising career ahead. The police believes Maurice has abandoned his bride-to-be, so Nina Davies is forced to hire a private investigator that can solve the mystery of Maurice's whereabouts.
But there is an unexpected twist in what Richard Saussure believes to be a simple case of a love gone sour. Nina cannot provide a physical description of her fiancé, and there are no photographs of Maurice Bennett. And as soon as Richard Saussure starts to dig a little deeper, he finds out that no one has ever seen Maurice Bennett. Not even Rebecca Davies, Nina's mother. Yet, the blind seamstress holds strong evidence of Maurice's existence. How can this be possible?
This time, not only Dr. Kensington will help to the find the answers Richard Saussure is looking for. Octavia Parker, a femme-fatale-style reporter with an uncontrollable hunger for front-page headlines, joins the team to solve this paranormal mystery.
Detective Saussure Mysteries II
Detective Saussure Mysteries III