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The Zig Zag Girl

(2014)
(The first book in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
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"Clever, immensely likeable...Captivating." —The Wall Street Journal

In the first installment of a compelling new series by Elly Griffiths featuring Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magnificent Max Mephisto, a band of magicians who served together in World War II track a killer who’s performing their deadly tricks.


Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick—the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar’s. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy.   Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. He’s reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate, but advises him to identify the victim quickly — it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl. Those words come back to haunt Max when the dead girl turns out to be Ethel, one of his best assistants to date. He’s soon at Edgar’s side, hunting for Ethel’s killer.   Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max are sure the answer to the murders lies in their army days. And when Edgar receives a letter warning of another “trick” on the way — the Wolf Trap — he knows they’re all in the killer’s sights.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Elly Griffiths's The Zig Zag Girl

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-606-39672-1 / 978-0-606-39672-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Magic Men Mystery)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-62899-768-0 / 978-1-62899-768-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Magic Men Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-544-52794-1 / 978-0-544-52794-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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July 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Zig Zag Girl
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78541-064-4 / 978-1-78541-064-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (The Brighton Mysteries 1)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-84866-985-2 / 978-1-84866-985-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens and Mephisto Mystery)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-544-81187-9 / 978-0-544-81187-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Zig Zag Girl
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78541-069-5 / 978-1-78541-069-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (The Brighton Mysteries 1)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-196-X / 978-1-78429-196-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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1699 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-84866-761-2 / 978-1-84866-761-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens and Mephisto)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5046-4027-6 / 978-1-5046-4027-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl Lib/E (Stephens and Mephisto)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5046-4025-X / 978-1-5046-4025-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens and Mephisto)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5046-4026-8 / 978-1-5046-4026-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-4712-8423-9 / 978-1-4712-8423-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jammer Audiobooks
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
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October 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl (Magic Men Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1 (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU