Well, darn. Somewhere or another I had read about magician Jasper Maskelyne and the "Magic Gang" who created illusions during World War II to confuse the Nazis. And, author Elly Griffiths credits a book about Maskelyne called War Magician by David Fisher in the acknowledgements for The Zig Zag Girl. On the other hand, I just read that those stories about magicians during World War II aren't true. Darn.
That doesn't mean I'm not enjoying Griffiths' The Zig Zag Girl. I'm one third of the way through the book, set in 1950 in Brighton, England, where murder victims are connected to magic and a group who worked together during the war, the Magic Men. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto team up when Edgar realizes the killer has targeted the remaining Magic Men.
Since I haven't finished the book, I'm not reviewing it yet. So, let's talk about what you're reading. What are you reading today?