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The Zig Zag Girl By Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag Girl

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The first in a new mystery series of post-war murder and magic from Elly Griffiths, creator of the bestselling Ruth Galloway novels.
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The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1 by Elly Griffiths

Brighton, 1950.

When a girl's body is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl.

The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men.

Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. Changing times mean that variety is not what it once was, yet Max is reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate. But when the dead girl turns out to be known to him, Max changes his mind.

Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max become convinced that the answer to the murders lies in their army days. When Edgar receives a letter warning of another 'trick', the Wolf Trap, he knows that they are all in the killer's sights...

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Enormously engaging . . . Post-war Brighton and its Theatre Royal are beautifully captured in all their seedy glory . . . subtle, charming and very good * Daily Mail *
Enormously engaging . . . Post-war Brighton and its Theatre Royal are beautifully captured in all their seedy glory . . . subtle, charming and very good * Daily Mail *
A colourful crowd of ventriloquists and sword-swallowers, a world lovingly re-created in this original, lively and gripping work * Independent *
A colourful crowd of ventriloquists and sword-swallowers, a world lovingly re-created in this original, lively and gripping work * Independent *
The historical detail is very well done . . . The Zig Zag Girl is an extremely well-written and well-researched novel * Literary Review *
The historical detail is very well done . . . The Zig Zag Girl is an extremely well-written and well-researched novel * Literary Review *

About Elly Griffiths


Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her Brighton-based mystery series is set in the 1950s and 1960s. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two grown children.

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GOR006849194
The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1 by Elly Griffiths
Elly Griffiths
The Brighton Mysteries
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2015-07-16
352
178429196X
9781784291969
N/A
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