“Bringing the traditional British mystery up to date with this strong and driven sleuth—not a true amateur sleuth, but an active partner with the official investigation—is the best part of
“A well-turned-out, exciting, and at times downright nail-biting traditional mystery, with satisfying emotional resonance.”
“The Stranger Diaries is an ambitious, evocative, and thoroughly tantalizing offering from an author who is not afraid to stray beyond her comfort zone.
In the English seaside town of Brighton, there’s an active murderer again—one whose theatrical death scene creation immediately binds together the amazing (if aging) Max Mephisto, stage magician, a
Set in Brighton at Christmas time, Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths spins a tale of murder, theatrical magic tricks, and some very grim fairy tales.