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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, 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

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Large type books. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
All editions (2)
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1785410644, 9781785410642
Note: Standard format edition originally published: London: Quercus, 2014.
Physical Description: 336 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Brighton (England) History 20th century Fiction.