Now You See Them: Book summary and reviews of Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths

Now You See Them

Magic Men Mysteries #5

by Elly Griffiths

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Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2019
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The fifth book in the Magic Men series, Now You See Them is a wild mystery with detective Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto, as they investigate a string of presumed kidnappings in the swinging 1960s.

The new decade is going well for Edgar Stephens and his good friend the magician Max Mephisto. Edgar is happily married, with children, and promoted to Superintendent. Max has found fame and stardom in America, though is now back in England for a funeral, and a prospective movie job. Edgar's new wife, though—former detective Emma—is restless and frustrated at home, knowing she was the best detective on the team.

But when an investigation into a string of disappearing girls begins, Emma sees her chance to get back in the action. She begins her own hunt, determined to prove, once and for all that she's better than the boys. Though she's not the only one working toward that goal—there's a new woman on the force, and she's determined to make detective. When two more girls go missing, both with ties to the group, the stakes climb ever higher, and Max finds himself drawn into his own search.
 
Who will find the girls first? And will they get there in time?

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"As always, Griffiths creates an authentic sense of time and place…readers will eagerly await more to come." - Booklist (starred review)

"Griffiths mixes well-defined characters with a clever plot. Her examination of the place of women in 1960s British society should appeal to readers of procedurals and historical fiction fans." - Publishers Weekly

"A character-driven tale of troubled relationships in a rapidly changing 1960s England that's wrapped in an excellent mystery." - Kirkus Reviews

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Elly Griffiths Author Biography

Elly Griffiths is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series. She is the recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her work has been praised as "gripping" (Louise Penny), "captivating," (Wall Street Journal) and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" (Associated Press). She lives in Brighton, England.

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