The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

A totally different style of crime from Elly Griffiths, set in Brighton in 1950. Took a while to get into it as I’m so used to the Ruth Galloway series. Well worth it though.Zig Zag Girl

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.

Eileen

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