Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths

Smoke and Mirrors

Chilling murder in the world of 1950s theatre – another case for DI Stephens and Max Mephisto.Brighton, winter 1951.Pantomime season is in full swing on the pier with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin, but Max’s headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ’of two local children. When they are found dead in the snow, surrounded by sweets, it’s not long before the press n...

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Smoke and Mirrors Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    DI Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto are back in Smoke and Mirrors, book two in the Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto series! This time, two children disappear and are later found dead. Has the murder of children something to do with the fact that the girl Annie used to write gruesome plays? Is there s...
  • Maureen
    A snowy 1950's Brighton sets the scene for Smoke and Mirrors. DI Edgar Stephens is tasked with finding two missing children. His friend Max Mephisto is headlining in the local panto Aladdin, but the real headlines are all about the children, in what becomes known as the Hansel and Gretel case. DI St...
  • Richard
    What a real pleasure to get an advanced copy of Smoke and Mirrors through Net Galley and only have to give an honest review in return.As a fan of Elly Griffiths you may sense an impartial review coming however it isn’t a given since this is the second novel in her magic men series and her justi...
  • Gary
    This is the 3rd book I have read by Elly Griffiths and I found this one to be the best yet.The other 2 books I read 'The Zig Zag Girl' and 'The Ghost Fields' had lots of promise and both started excellently but just failed in my opinion to sustain the thrill and excitement they initially promised. T...
  • Brenda
    This is the second in the author's Stephens & Max Mephisto mystery series. The hand-wringing style, slow pacing, and lack of tension of the first book, The Zig Zag Girl, continues in this book. Set in Brighton just before Christmas 1951, two children are missing and then a third is abducted. DI Edga...
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 I am always a little hesitant to read a new series by an author who already writes a series I absolutely love. Ellyn Griffiths though, comes up, with the most marvelous characters, she does it in her Ruth Galloway series, and I feel she does it in this new series as well. Two young children have...
  • Susan Johnson
    Famed magician Max Mephisto returns to Brighton to star in a local production of "Aladdin" at Christmastime 1951. His former service friend, Detective Edgar Stephens, is investigating the disappearance of two children. The two children, 12 and 13, write, star and produce plays for an even younger a...

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