The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1 - The Brighton Mysteries (Paperback)
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The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1 - The Brighton Mysteries (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 16/07/2015
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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...

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784291969
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

The historical detail is very well done . . . The Zig Zag Girl is an extremely well-written and well-researched novel - Literary Review

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Raven88

“Thoroughly entertaining...”

I always think it’s a brave decision by an established series author such as Griffiths with her hugely popular Ruth Galloway novels, to step outside of the familiar and tackle a standalone (or opener to a possible new... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

“"My mother was a snake-charmer."”

Elly Griffiths’ new detective series, following the success of her Ruth Galloway novels set in Norfolk, is set in a post-war version of the Brighton of Graham Greene’s “Brighton Rock” (1938). But that’s where the... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 37

“Original and Brilliant!”

This is the first in the Stephens and Mephisto series... having heard so many good things about this series I just had to dive in.
It's quite original in 'cast' and I absolutely loved it!!
Book 2 in... More

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