The Zig Zag Girl

The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 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: 249g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 26 mm

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The Zig Zag Girl
"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 Gra... READ MORE
Douglas Tallack
The Zig Zag Girl
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 '... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Zig Zag Girl
Magical Act.
Elly Griffiths is one of my favourite authors,so I just had to read this novel when I came across it. I was not disappointed by this story which takes plac... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The Zig Zag Girl
good story
enjoyed this story very much and look forward to reading the next one Smoke and Mirrors
Fiona Prentice
The Zig Zag Girl
Great Story
I received this book for Xmas and an excellent read it was too, thank you Santa. I recommend this book highly. I've read most of Elly Griffiths' Ruth Gall... READ MORE