The Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
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  • 1
    The Zig Zag Girl | Elly Griffiths

    The Zig Zag Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

    Uninvolving mystery

    I was looking forward to trying something new by Elly Griffiths after enjoying her Ruth Galloway stories. Unfortunately this story failed to engage me..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 November 2014 by Sally (Newport, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery | Elly Griffiths

    Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season is in full swing on the snowy pier, with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin. But Max's headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ­­of two local children. With fairy tales in the air, it's not long before the press have found a nickname for the case: 'Hansel and Gretel'. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends.

    Another first rate crime novel from Elly Griffiths

    The quality of Elly Griffiths' writing is excellent. The characters are believable and really come to life as the story progresses. The setting of the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 November 2015 by peter (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3 | Elly Griffiths

    The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Luke Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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 him to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

    Another good book by Elly

    Storyline was good, well written and well narrated. Only down side was that the recording had 3 parts where the narrative jumped as if a CD had skippe..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 November 2016 by Mark ()
  • 4

    The Vanishing Box: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Luke Thompson
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    Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter, Ruby, are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens' investigation into the death of a quiet flower seller, but if there's one thing the old comrades have learned it's that in Brighton, the line between art and life - and death - is all too easily blurred....

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