The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag Girl

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 ventriloqu...

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The Zig Zag Girl Reviews

  • Aditi
    "Illusion is the first of all pleasures." ----Oscar WildeElly Griffiths, an English author, have spin a thrilling tale of magic and illusions set in the post-WWII Britain in her new book, The Zig Zag Girl. This is her first book, after her very successful Dr Ruth Galloway series.Synopsis: Brighton,...
  • ReadAlong With Sue
    I am a bit late in coming to the table to read this one. But I am glad I got around finally to reading it, or should I say "listening" to it as I listened to it on Audio today.I was lucky enough to get this from Quercus Books via Net Galley, but seeing as I have it on audio I decided to listen to th...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I saw that book two is coming out now this fall and thought perhaps it was time to read the first book since I have had the ARC just around a year waiting for me to read. Elly Griffiths is the author behind the Ruth Galloway series, a series I quite enjoy reading so I was curious to see how this new...
  • Marianne
    The Zig Zag Girl is the first book in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series by British author, Elly Griffiths. Brighton, England, 1950: the young woman had been sawn in three; the parts, contained in black wooden boxes fastened with brass clips, were discovered in the Left Luggage room of the rai...
  • Rob Kitchin
    I loved the title, cover and premise for The Zig Zag Girl, but was disappointed by the story itself. I’ve liked Elly Griffiths ‘Ruth Galloway’ series and given my taste for fiction set in the 1930s-1950s, interest in police procedurals and tales relating to the Second World War, I had...
  • Diane S ☔
    Brighton, 1950, variety shows are on the way out, magic shows not as popular as they had been, television soon to make its appearance. After the war Edgar wanted to make a difference in people's lives so though he was expected to return to Oxford, he decided instead to become a policeman. When a bod...
  • Brenda
    This book is a departure from the Ruth Galloway series and starts a new series. The main character is Edgar Stephens, currently a Detective Inspector, formerly a member of WWII's the Magic Men. When a case involves a victim who was cut into thirds ala a magic trick called The Zig Zag Girl, Edgar con...

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