The Vanishing Box, Hardback Book

The Vanishing Box Hardback

Part of the Stephens and Mephisto series


'A piquant mixture of humour, period detail . . . and truly beguiling characterisation' Financial TimesWinter, 1953.

A young flower seller is found dead in her room at a Brighton boarding-house, posed with chilling perfection into a recreation of the death of Lady Jane Grey.

This is a killer unlike any DI Edgar Stephens has encountered before. Across the city at the Hippodrome theatre, Max Mephisto is top of the bill in a double act with his daughter Ruby.

Tarnishing the experience, though, is one of the other acts: a seedy 'living tableaux' show where barely-dressed women strike poses from famous historical scenes.

Is the resemblance to the murder scene pure coincidence, or is life imitating art?When another death occurs - this time within the troupe itself - Max once again finds himself involved in one of Edgar's cases, and a threat that will come closer to home than anything before.

What should be just a job is about to become personal.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781784297008

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