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Smoke and Mirrors

(2015)
(The second book in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
“Another great series.” — San Jose Mercury News

“A dazzlingly tricky mystery.” — Kirkus Reviews
 
“A tremendous skein of red herrings, sharp and thorough police work, [and] mysterious connections.” — Bookgasm

 
It’s Christmastime in Brighton, and the city is abuzz about magician Max Mephisto’s star turn in Aladdin. But the holiday cheer is lost on DI Edgar Stephens. He’s investigating the murder of two children, Annie and Mark, who were found in the woods alongside a trail of candy—a horrifying scene eerily reminiscent of “Hansel and Gretel.”
Edgar has plenty of leads. Annie, a dark child, wrote gruesome plays based on the Grimms’ fairy tales. Does the key to the case lie in her final script? Or does the macabre staging of the bodies point to the theater and the capricious cast of Aladdin? Edgar enlists Max’s help in penetrating the shadowy world of the theater. But is this all just classic misdirection?
 
“Excellent . . . Evoking both the St. Mary Mead of Agatha Christie and the theater world of Ngaio Marsh.” — Booklist  

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Smoke And Mirrors
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78541-751-7 / 978-1-78541-751-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (2) (Magic Men Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-544-52795-X / 978-0-544-52795-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-026-2 / 978-1-78429-026-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (2) (Magic Men Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-328-74559-7 / 978-1-328-74559-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-028-9 / 978-1-78429-028-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (Stephens and Mephisto Series, Book 2)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5047-1242-0 / 978-1-5047-1242-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (Stephens and Mephisto Series, Book 2)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5047-1243-9 / 978-1-5047-1243-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors Lib/E (Stephens and Mephisto)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5047-1241-2 / 978-1-5047-1241-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5100-2033-0 / 978-1-5100-2033-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (Magic Men Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries 2
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU