Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (September 15, 2015)
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considered one of leisure Weekly's 10 nice Fall Thrillers"Clever, immensely likeable...Captivating." —The Wall highway magazine within the first installment of a compelling new sequence by means of Elly Griffiths that includes Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the wonderful Max Mephisto, a band of magicians who served jointly in international struggle II song a killer who’s acting their lethal tips. Brighton, 1950. The physique of a lady is located reduce into 3 items. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is confident the killer is mimicking a recognized magic trick—the Zig Zag lady. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an previous battle pal of Edgar’s. They served jointly in a shadowy unit known as the Magic males, a unique ops troop that used level tips to confound the enemy. Max is at the touring exhibit circuit, traveling beach cities with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing ladies. He’s reluctant to depart this global to aid Edgar examine, yet advises him to spot the sufferer speedy — it takes a unique sidekick to do the Zig Zag lady. these phrases come again to haunt Max whilst the useless woman seems to be Ethel, one among his most sensible assistants thus far. He’s quickly at Edgar’s aspect, trying to find Ethel’s killer. Another loss of life, one other magic trick: Edgar and Max are definite the reply to the murders lies of their military days. And while Edgar gets a letter caution of one other “trick” at the means — the Wolf catch — he is aware they’re all within the killer’s points of interest.