The body of a girl is found, cut into three. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl invented by an old friend of his, Max Mephisto. 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. When he finds the dead girl is known to him he decides to help the investigation. Another death using another magic trick convince Edgar & Max that the answer to the murders lies in their army days.
There are lots of twists & turns, slight of hand, misdirection, a bit of magic & much more.
Well worked plot keeps you interested & guessing who the murderer is. Interesting twist at the end.
I’d recommend you give it a go.
Reserve The Zig Zag Girl