The Bullet Catch
Book 2, An Eli Marks Mystery
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Murder is no illusion in this “instant classic, in a league with Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Arthur Conan Doyle” (John Lehman, Rosebud Book Reviews).
Newly-single magician Eli Marks reluctantly attends his high school reunion against his better judgment, only to become entangled in two deadly encounters with his former classmates. The first is the fatal mugging of an old crush’s husband, followed by the suspicious deaths of the victim’s business associates.
At the same time, Eli also comes to the aid of a classmate-turned-movie-star who fears that attempting The Bullet Catch in an upcoming movie may be his last performance. As the bodies begin to pile up, Eli comes to the realization that juggling these murderous situations—while saving his own neck—may be the greatest trick he’s ever performed.
“A wonderfully engaging, delightfully tricky bit of mystery. Fans of magic will delight in John Gaspard’s artful use of the world of magicians, onstage and offstage.” —Jim Steinmeyer, author of Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear
“A real winner of magical proportions. Filled with snappy, delightful dialogue and plenty of sleight-of-hand humor.” —Jessie Chandler, author of the award-winning Shay O’Hanlon Series
“If David Copperfield and Sherlock Holmes had a child, it would be Eli Marks.” —Scott Wells, The Magic Word Podcast