For an illusionist to make a woman vanish from a cage is merely stock-in-trade, because the woman must go somewhere. But when the woman concerned really does disappear, in full view of an audience, it is the commencement of a baffling puzzle for Scotland Yard. Bogged down in the mists of stage magic, they enlist the aid of the indomitable Dr Carruthers, a specialist in scientific jig-saws, and it is he who finally solves what happened to the woman and explains away the brilliant ingenuity of the vanishing act.
Used availability for John Russell Fearn's The Silvered Cage
July 2005 : UK Paperback