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Death and the conjuror
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New York : Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers, [2022].
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Book
Edition:
First Mysterious Press edition.
Physical Desc:
256 pages ; 22 cm.
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Description
A magician-turned-sleuth in pre-war London solves three impossible crimes
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Ashland Adult Detective
D MEAD
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Superior Adult Fiction
NEW FICTION Mead, Tom
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English
ISBN:
9781613163184, 1613163185

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In 1930s London, celebrity psychiatrist Anselm Rees is discovered dead in his locked study, and there seems to be no way that a killer could have escaped unseen. There are no clues, no witnesses, and no evidence of the murder weapon. Stumped by the confounding scene, the Scotland Yard detective on the case calls on retired stage magician-turned-part-time sleuth Joseph Spector. For who better to make sense of the impossible than one who traffics in illusions? Spector has a knack for explaining the inexplicable, but even he finds that there is more to this mystery than meets the eye. As he and the Inspector interview the colorful cast of suspects among the psychiatrist's patients and household, they uncover no shortage of dark secrets--or motives for murder. When the investigation dovetails into that of an apparently-impossible theft, the detectives consider the possibility that the two transgressions are related. And when a second murder occurs, this time in an impenetrable elevator, they realize that the crime wave will become even more deadly unless they can catch the culprit soon. A tribute to the classic golden-age whodunnit, when crime fiction was a battle of wits between writer and reader, Death and the Conjuror joins its macabre atmosphere, period detail, and vividly-drawn characters with a meticulously-constructed fair play puzzle. Its baffling plot will enthrall readers of mystery icons such as Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr, modern masters like Anthony Horowitz and Elly Griffiths, or anyone who appreciates a good mystery.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mead, T. (2022). Death and the conjuror. First Mysterious Press edition. New York: Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mead, Tom. 2022. Death and the Conjuror. New York: Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mead, Tom, Death and the Conjuror. New York: Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mead, Tom. Death and the Conjuror. First Mysterious Press edition. New York: Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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