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The Zig Zag Girl : The First Brighton Mystery
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The chilling debut mystery in the Brighton Mysteries series from Edgar Allen Poe Award-winner Elly Griffiths--author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries--about a band of magicians who served together in World War II tracking a killer who's performing their deadly tricks.

"Captivating."--Wall Street Journal

"An absorbing read, the debut of another great series."--San Jose Mercury News

"A labyrinthine plot, a splendid reveal, and superb evocation of the wafer-thin veneer of glamour at the bottom end of showbusiness . . . Thoroughly enjoyable." --Guardian

Brighton, 1950. A girl is found cut into three sections, and Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick--the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, served with Edgar in a special ops group called the Magic Men that used stage illusions to confound the enemy. Max still performs, touring with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

When Edgar asks for his help with the case, Max tells him to identify the victim, for it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl. Those words haunt Max when he learns the victim was a favorite former assistant of his own. And when Edgar receives a letter warning of another "trick" on the way, he realizes that it is the Magic Men themselves who are in the killer's sights.

"Enormously engaging . . . Griffiths's plot is satisfyingly serpentine."--Daily Mail

"Readers will finish looking forward to the next trick up Griffiths's] sleeve."--Mystery Scene

  • ISBN-13: 9780544811874
  • ISBN-10: 0544811879
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 336