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The Smoking Mirror

(1979)
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Celia McNeill is under arrest during her vacation to France and, desperate for cash, she makes a deal with card master Sergei Radetzkoy, whom she meets while being detained in Dieppe.

He says he's just lucky at cards, but the crooks who follow him from the casino aren't interested in his winnings. They demand to know his 'system'. The fashionable folk who rescue him don't conceal their interest in his extraordinary success at the casino either - an interest that leads to murder ...

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Helen McCloy's The Smoking Mirror

Hardback Editions

June 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Smoking Mirror ([Gollancz thriller])
Author(s): Helen McCloy
ISBN: 0-575-02548-4 / 978-0-575-02548-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Smoking Mirror
Author(s): Helen McCloy
ISBN: 0-396-07596-7 / 978-0-396-07596-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dodd-Mead
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Smoking Mirror
Author(s): Helen McCloy
ISBN: 1-4719-1292-2 / 978-1-4719-1292-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon AU