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The Blood Card (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery 3) - Elly Griffiths

The Blood Card (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery 3) - Elly Griffiths

Title: The Blood Card

Author:  Elly Griffiths

ISBN:  9781784296681

Weight:  845g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

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 to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

Edgar’s investigation into the death of Brighton fortune-teller Madame Zabini is put on hold.  Max is busy rehearsing for a spectacular Coronation Day variety show – and his television debut – so it’s Edgar who is sent to New York, a land of plenty worlds away from still-rationed England.

He’s on the trail of a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key, but someone else silences him first.  It’s Sergeant Emma Holmes who finds the clue, buried in the files of the Zabini case, that leads them to an anarchist group intent on providing an explosive finale to Coronation Day.

Now it’s up to Edgar, Max and Emma to foil the plot, and find out who it is who’s been dealing the cards…

An anarchist plot and a ticking bomb, the stakes are higher than ever in a new mystery for Stephens and Mephisto.

Peer & Press Reviews

Griffiths pulls a truly startling rabbit out of the hat, demonstrating that this is more than the cosy mystery it initially appears.

Sunday Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Blood Card
Author: [is the penname of Domenica de Rosa]
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Stephens & Mephisto Mystery – book 3
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus Editions
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781784296681
ISBN 10: 1784296686
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 370
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 35mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Ghost
Jacket photographs: Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections (Brighton Pier) | Shutterstock (Brighton Pavilion)

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