The Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
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  • 1
    The Zig Zag Girl | Elly Griffiths

    The Zig Zag Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Brighton, 1950: When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick: the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. 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.

    Thrilling but sometimes transparent

    Story was gripping and the characters were unusual and interesting. I was really engrossed in the plot and excited to see how it all unfolded. Althoug..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 April 2017 by Eosaphrodite (NSW, Australia)
  • 2
    Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery | Elly Griffiths

    Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season is in full swing on the snowy pier, with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin. But Max's headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ­­of two local children. With fairy tales in the air, it's not long before the press have found a nickname for the case: 'Hansel and Gretel'. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends.

    Great!

    The plot I this one really kept me guessing - much more than did the Zig Zag Girl (book 1 in the series). I thought the character development and int..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 May 2017 by Eosaphrodite (NSW, Australia)
  • 3
    The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3 | Elly Griffiths

    The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Luke Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. The wartime connection and the suggestion of magic are enough for him to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

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