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The Blood Card

(2016)
(The third book in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
On the eve of the Queen's coronation, DI Stephens and Max Mephisto uncover an anarchist plot and a ticking bomb - from the author of The Stranger Diaries and the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries.

'Mixes cosiness and sharpness in a way that recalls the best of Agatha Christie' Sunday Express (on Smoke and Mirrors)

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 for Stephens and Mephisto to be summoned to the case.

Edgar's ongoing investigation into the death of Brighton fortune-teller Madame Zabini is put on hold. Max is busy rehearsing for a spectacular Coronation Day variety show - and his television debut - so it's Edgar who is sent to New York, a land of plenty worlds away from still-rationed England. He's on the trail of a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key, but someone silences him first. It's Edgar's colleague, DS 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 . . .

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Blood Card
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78541-789-4 / 978-1-78541-789-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blood Card (3) (Magic Men Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-544-75030-6 / 978-0-544-75030-2 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-668-6 / 978-1-78429-668-1 (UK edition)
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blood Card (Magic Men Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-328-51192-8 / 978-1-328-51192-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-670-8 / 978-1-78429-670-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-667-8 / 978-1-78429-667-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blood Card (Magic Men Mysteries, Book 3)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5384-0794-9 / 978-1-5384-0794-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Blood Card (Magic Men Mysteries, Book 3)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5384-0795-7 / 978-1-5384-0795-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Blood Card
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5100-6137-1 / 978-1-5100-6137-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
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November 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blood Card (Magic Men Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries 3
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU