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Vampires of Ottawa

(The Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries #6)

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Within the walls of a gloomy estate known as Blackwater, Liz Austen discovers the strange world of Baron Nicolai Zaba, a man who lives in constant fear. What is the secret of the ancient chapel's underground vault? Why are the words In Evil Memory scrawled on a wall? Who secretly threatens the Baron? All the answers lie within these pages but be warned: reading this book w ...more
Published (first published May 23rd 1996)
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Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anyone familiar with my reading habits will find “Vampires Of Ottawa”, 1984, out of synch! I chortle about vampires! What I am following is Eric Wilson’s long-running series, set all over Canadian with sleuths from my city, Winnipeg. With an author my Dad’s age, both fans of “The Hardy Boys”; I’ve felt a few of the ‘Tom Austen’ adventures contradicted realistic behaviour, with a sense of being contrived. After all, he’s emulating literature of the 1920s. A delightful surprise for me was to find ...more
C.E. Dimond
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Vampires of Ottawa is not...quite how it sounds. It's less of a Vampire book and more of a Nancy Drew meets Mystery Inc tale. Complete with slight cheesiness that comes with the concept of a teenager investigating crime, it's still an intriguing tale.

It begins with Liz's accommodations, The Ottawa Jail Hostel where she is sleeping in what was previously, a death row cell. Know what's particularly cool about this haunted place? It's actually real! I stayed there on my own trip to Ottawa. At the
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Cathy Austin
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've read a handful of Wilson's satisfying books over the years with my fave being Murder on The Canadian.
This one is a quick fast-paced story for the 8-10 reader. Liz Austen a likable and recurring character, heads to Ottawa for a public speaking event with a group of other students. Of course, there's trouble right away: a vampire sighting!, a plunge in the Rideau, a meet and greet with a handful of devious shifty characters from a hunky chauffeur to a mysterious Baron Zaba. Along the way we
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Arthur
Nov 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Liz Austen sets track on adventures with her new friend in great Ottawa. Only Orli is new in Canada and invites Liz to visit with her. While in Ottawa Liz visited familiar sites, and while she is really on tour with other students Liz sees such attractions as the Rideau hill and the Rideau Canal.
Liz learns of vampires by a woman she helped from drowning. Liz wants nothing more than to investigate the mystery. Will Orli help?
Lyndsay-ann
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tom and Liz Austen mysteries was a series of books I loved as a teen, and I think I've read most if not all of them. One of the things that made these books so great was that they mainly took place in Canadian cities, so it really brought the book home for me.

I know I've read this one before, but I didn't remember much about it. It was good and I liked Liz. It was a fun read, and it made me remember why I liked reading these books years ago.
Miranda
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I’ve lived in Ottawa for eight years, and I’ve yet to meet any vampires (but I kind of wish I would).
Gregg Chamberlain
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
for young adult in the pre-teen phase, this is pretty decent reading, and i enjoyed all the Ottawa area references.
The Overflowing Inkwell
This series apparently sold one million copies at the time 'Vampires' came out. Reading this, there is literally no reason for that, other than that the main character is from Winnipeg, Canada and the setting of the book is real to life. This is one of those books I took to writing in just to get through it.

The writing is jumpy and jerky, hopping from location to location between sentences. It has that old-timey young adult book feel in every hyper-detailed description of every room she walks in
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Amber
Mar 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
It wasn't bad considering as it was published in 1984 (I think), although I did find it vaguely cheesey. It didn't hold a candle to a Nancy Drew mystery or even Trixie Belden but it was refreshing to read a different kind of vampire story - before the literary world was polluted with too much love for the frightening creaturs ;)
Angel M Tayup
Este libro tiene un primer capitulo bastante interesante que te hace querer seguir leyendo mas la historia, pero esta intensidad decae rápidamente en el segundo capitulo y sigue haciéndolo a lo largo del libro, desvelando una trama sencilla y un tanto infantil, recomendado solo para pasar el rato.
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Eric Wilson is a Canadian children's author and now living in Victoria, British Columbia.

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