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The zig zag girl

The zig zag girl

Griffiths, Elly, author

Brighton, 1950. When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, DI Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick called the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend. 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, he changes his mind. Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max become convinced that the answer to the murders lies in their army days

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Quercus, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 178429196X, 9781784291969
Note: Originally published: 2014.
Physical Description: 325 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: A Stephens and Mephisto mystery
Subject: Brighton (England) History 20th century Fiction.
Series Title: Stephens and Mephisto mystery.