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The Ambitious Card

Book 1, An Eli Marks Mystery

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First in the Eli Marks Mystery series, featuring a magician with some sleuthing tricks up his sleeve. “Intelligently written . . . entirely engrossing” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine).
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.
“This is a hugely entertaining crime novel, packed full of comedy. . . . Warm, funny and well-plotted—a book to brighten any grey day. Do read it!” —FictionFan’s Book Reviews
The Ambitious Card is a must read!” —Books and Looks
“Well, Dear Reader, would I recommend The Ambitious Card? Would I read another Eli Marks mystery? Yes, I would do both.” —Charlie Britten, Write On

Customer Reviews

Warm, witty, wise...

Great beginning to a series I’ll be reading all of. Lots of laughs. A very fair mystery and a thoroughly likable hero/narrator. Plus so many magic secrets revealed! (Not really.)

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The Ambitious Card
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Cozy
  • Published: Aug 21, 2013
  • Publisher: Henery Press Publishing
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 296 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, An Eli Marks Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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