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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete [4.5 stars]

 
From the Description
 

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?

Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.
 

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Publisher: Imajin Books

Publication Length: 232 pages
 

 
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this story. For more fun and information about C.A. Verstraete or Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter follow along with the tour over at Girl Zombie Authors
 
Most of us know the tale of Lizzie Borden and her ill-fated parents thanks to the mysterious nature of the crime and the folk rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one." C.A. Verstraete has turned the legend on it's head in Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, an adventurous romp through a nightmare landscape peopled with evil villains and monsters. I had so much fun reading this book! Lizzie is a strong willed heroine who must help solve the mystery of what is causing the zombie outbreak and how her father was involved, all while trying to stay out of prison. I loved her bad-assitude and take charge manner as she learns how to deal with the ever rising zombie threat. The action is fast paced and exciting with a great twist at the end. If you liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter you're going to love this gem of a book. A perfect 4.5 star fall read just in time for Halloween, highly recommended.
 

 
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About the Author
 
 

 
Christine (C.A.) Verstraete enjoys writing nonfiction and putting a little

"scare" in fiction of all lengths. Her latest book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, comes out Sept. 13. She also is author of a young adult book, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, and books on dollhouse collecting and crafting, including Dollhouse Decor & More  and In Miniature Style II.
 
Christine's short stories have appeared in various anthologies including: Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime, Mystery Weekly, Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers and Swashbucklers, Athena's Daughters, Silence in the Library; Feast of the Dead: Hors D'Oeuvres; Darlings of Decay; 100 Doors to Madness; Timeshares, Steampunk'd, and Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, DAW Books; and The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories.
 
She is an award-winning journalist with stories published in daily to weekly newspapers and in various magazines. Her stories have received awards from local and national newspaper associations and the Dog Writer's Association of America.
 

She is available for signings or appearances, including a PowerPoint presentation on zombies and writing, or the history of Lizzie Borden.
 

 

Learn more at her website, cverstraete.com or blog, girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads