The Stephens & Mephisto Novels

Listed in reading order, most recent first.

 

  • The Stephens and Mephisto Novels

    The Blood Card

    Elizabeth II’s coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright’s p …

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  • The Stephens and Mephisto Novels

    Smoke and Mirrors

    December 1951. It’s snowing and two children, Mark and Annie, have gone missing in Brighton. As DI Edgar Stephens leads an increasing desperate search, Max Mephisto is preparing to star in Aladdin on the end of the pier. Then the children’s bodies are …

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  • The Stephens and Mephisto Novels

    The Zig Zag Girl

    Brighton, 1950. When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar’s. They served together in the war a …

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