The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

The Blood Card

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 en...

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The Blood Card Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I was quite thrilled to get the chance to read the latest DI Stephens & Max Mephisto book. I have become quite fond of this series and I love the combination of a DI and a magician "working" together.In The Blood Card are Edgar and Max drew into the world of anarchists after they find out that their...
  • Damaskcat
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review.The Coronation of Elizabeth II is the background to this interesting and unconventional mystery story. DI Edgar Stephens is involved in an investigation into the death of a fortune teller on the pier in Brighton. Max Mephisto is preparing...
  • Richard
    It is always with great pleasure when I pick up an Elly Griffiths book and this one does not disappoint. She deservedly was awarded the Dagger in the Library 2016 in recognition to her work across two brilliant series. This third Stephens & Mephisto caper demonstrates once more the breadth of her ta...
  • Paromjit
    This is a wonderful historical thriller located in the world of theatre variety shows and the gypsy community. It is the third in the series but the first I have read and it works very well as a standalone. It is set in the period leading to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It moves fro...
  • Paul
    The Blood Card – A Proper WhodunitThe third in the Stephens and Mephisto series, The Blood Card from Elly Griffiths, is a good old fashioned whodunit and such a brilliant read. The prose just draws you in and like Mephisto completes some excellent sleight of hand, the clues are there but can th...
  • Kathy
    The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths is the third book in the new Stephens and Mephisto or Magic Men series. As an ardent fan of Griffiths' first series, Ruth Galloway Mysteries, I didn't know if I could love this second series as much. Rather like a mother pregnant with her second child wondering if a ...
  • Diane S ☔
    This is the third installment in this series by the creator of The Ruth Galloway series, which I love. The more I read of this series, the more I am liking this one too. Taking place in post war Britain, a short time before the coronation of Elizabeth, DI Stephens and Memphisto set out to solve anot...

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