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The Resource The zig zag girl, Elly Griffiths, (text large print)

The zig zag girl, Elly Griffiths, (text large print)

Label
The zig zag girl
Title
The zig zag girl
Statement of responsibility
Elly Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. 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, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. He's reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate, but advises him to identify the victim quickly -- it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl. Those words come back to haunt Max when the dead girl turns out to be Ethel, one of his best assistants to date. He's soon at Edgar's side, hunting for Ethel's killer. Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max are sure the answer to the murders lies in their army days. And when Edgar receives a letter warning of another "trick" on the way -- the Wolf Trap -- he knows they're all in the killer's sights" --
Member of
Summary
Investigating a murder committed in the style of a famous magic trick, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens reconnects with an illusionist friend from World War II to uncover links to their special ops service
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443707
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Elly
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.R534
LC item number
Z35 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
a Magic Men mystery
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Serial murder investigation
Target audience
adult
Label
The zig zag girl, Elly Griffiths, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Quercus Editions Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
350 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628997682
Lccn
2015032382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 919001447
  • (OCoLC)919001447
Label
The zig zag girl, Elly Griffiths, (text large print)
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Quercus Editions Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
350 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628997682
Lccn
2015032382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 919001447
  • (OCoLC)919001447

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