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The blood card, Elly Griffiths

Label
The blood card
Title
The blood card
Statement of responsibility
Elly Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
May 1953. As the country prepares for the coronation of Elizabeth II, the optimistic mood is spoiled for DI Edgar Stephens and his wartime comrade, magician Max Mephisto, when they are informed by a high-ranking general that their old commander, Colonel Cartwright, has been murdered. This general found some puzzling items in Cartwight's pockets, not least a playbill featuring Tony 'The Mind' Mulholland (deceased), and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. Edgar and Max have enough on their hands without this though: Edgar is investigating the death of Doreen Barton (aka Madame Zabini), a celebrated Brighton fortune teller, while Max is rehearsing for his appearance in a variety show to be broadcast on the night of the coronation - on television, no less. But the general's will prevails. Edgar's investigation leads him from Brighton to America, land of fast cars and seemingly unlimited food, on the trail of a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key - but someone else has got to him first, and now he won't be mesmerising anyone ever again. 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 ..
Member of
Summary
Edgar Stephens heads to New York to investigate a mesmerist who may be involved in the death of a British war hero right before the coronation of Elizabeth II
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569158
Cataloging source
NTAUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Elly
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Stephens and Mephisto mystery
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detectives
  • Magicians
  • Murder
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Great Britain
  • Brighton (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The blood card, Elly Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058927689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781784296674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962275851
Label
The blood card, Elly Griffiths
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058927689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781784296674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962275851

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