The Zig Zag Girl: The 1st Stephens and Mephisto Mystery by Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag Girl: The 1st Stephens and Mephisto Mystery by Elly Griffiths

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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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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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SKU GOR006849194
Title The Zig Zag Girl: The 1st Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
Author By (author) Elly Griffiths
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 178429196X
ISBN 13 9781784291969
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006849194
Title The Zig Zag Girl: The 1st Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
Author By (author) Elly Griffiths
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 178429196X
ISBN 13 9781784291969
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.