The Vanishing Box

Elly Griffiths (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
October 15, 2019
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358108467

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About the Author

ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series and the stand-alone novel The Stranger Diaries. She is a recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

Reviews

"The fourth entry in the 'Magic Men' series (The Blood Card) presents a fascinating look behind the curtain of the 1950s showbiz as well as an engaging mystery, especially when DI Stephens and his sergeants are involved."--Library Journal

"The magic is stronger than ever when the brilliant cast of characters comes together again...has consistently been a thoroughly entertaining series."--Booklist

"Solid...Griffiths nicely evokes the post-WWII zeitgeist in Britain, incorporating details about hypocritical censorship laws and the theatrical lifestyle. Those who favor human intrigues over crime solving should find this a charming holiday read."--Publishers Weekly

"Griffiths's idiosyncratic work has dealt with the collision of the ancient and the modern, and although her latest novel is set in a strikingly evoked Brighton of the early 1950s, we see things through Griffiths's very modern sensibility . . . Griffiths herself dispenses several acts of prestidigitation, invigorating the shop-worn format of the police procedural with a piquant mixture of humor, period detail (including the church-baiting nude tableaux of the day, which play a key role in the narrative) and truly beguiling characterization." -- Financial Times

PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC MEN MYSTERIES:

"Absorbing . . . Another great series." -- San Jose Mercury News

"Thoroughly enjoyable." -- Guardian

"Clever, immensely likeable." -- Wall Street Journal

"Enormously engaging." -- Daily Mail

"Original, lively, and gripping." -- Independent

"A wild ride full of mayhem, magic and murder." -- The Absolute

"Excellent . . . Evoking both the St. Mary Mead of Agatha Christie and the theater world of Ngaio Marsh." -- Booklist

"Suspenseful." -- Publishers Weekly