Posted in 5 paws, mystery, Review on January 1, 2014



The life of a magician isn’t all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it’s murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli’s own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli. As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can’t escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she’s the next target for murder, and he’s scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.

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I’m not sure what the best word to describe this book it….Amazing, Mind bending, Magical….so many great words to sum up this story.
Eli is a debunker or skeptic of psychics who is in love with his landlady.  Eli appears on a show to debunk a former real estate agent turned psychic named Grey who later ends up dead and the calling card points to Eli.  Eli of course did not do it and has to search out and find the killer so he doesn’t end up in jail.  Luckily he has his ex-wife on his side and she does work for the DA’s office…but her husband is a police officer and would like nothing more than to pin it all on Eli.
I’m not sure what it was about this book but it drew me in at every turn.  Just when you think you have it all figured out, another twist is introduced.  I truly loved this book and highly recommend it if you are a fan of mysteries and magic.  We loved it so much we gave it 5 paws!

About the Author:

In real life, John’s not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less – that’s no small trick. He’s also written multiple books on the subject of low-budget filmmaking. Ironically, they’ve made more than the films. His blog, “Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts,” has been named “One of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers” and “One of The 100 Best Blogs For Film and Theater Students.” He’s also written for TV and the stage. John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats and a handful of pet allergies.

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