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Death and the conjuror / Tom Mead.

Mead, Tom, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781613163184
  • ISBN: 1613163185
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Mysterious Press edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Josephy Spector locked-room mystery" -- Front cover.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Magicians > Fiction.
London (England) > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etna Library MYS MEA 31257000299791 New items Checked out 08/23/2022
Howe Library M MEA 31254003792252 New books - Main floor Available -


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