The Bullet Trick

The Bullet Trick

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In this decadent mystery by one of the genre's "most exciting new writers" a London magician balances murder and misdirection (New York Times Book Review).

William Wilson would love to believe he's Soho's master prestidigitator. As the opening act for strippers, he's mostly an old-school hack whose low-demand career has tanked. Then his agent books him into a dreary bordello to perform at a retirement party. Who's William to say no? For a man whose life has become a series of sad, bad mistakes, saying yes is a big one. His next is hooking up with a fatally sexy showgirl named Sylvie. Her connections to the underworld might have something to do with a grisly double murder, and a mysterious photograph entrusted to William. It's also made him a hunted man. As he and Sylvie flee to Germany, William is finding it harder to distinguish between real life-and-death threats and what is an ingenious, if nightmarish, sleight-of-hand.

"As irresistible mystery" (Library Journal) by a CWA Award-winning "literary escape artist of the highest rank" (Chicago Tribune), The Bullet Trick scours the seediest backrooms, backstreets, and backstages-from Glasgow dives to Berlin cabarets-for a thriller that "satisfies like a well-executed magic trick, one that, for this reader . . . offered the thrill of surprise" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Book information

ISBN: 9780802197757
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 363
Weight: -1g