Item description for Elephants in the Distance (Felony & Mayhem Mystyeries) by Daniel Stashower...
Paul Galliard is a magician by training and heredity: his father died performing the Bullet Catch, an infamous trick that over the centuries has claimed the lives of more than a dozen magicians. A pragmatist; Paul confines his conjuring to commercials; he shows up often on TV screens, demonstrating the "magical" power of some brand of household cleanser. Then he gets a call. A producer wants to do a show highlighting his father's old cronies, those grizzled vets of the glory days of TV magic-acts. Their top-hats are moth-eaten, their rabbits have arthritis, but they re desperate for one last shot at the limelight. Paul would like to give it to them - these fellows all but raised him. But there's a catch - a Bullet Catch, to be precise. Either Paul does the trick that killed his father, or the show doesn't go on.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher Felony & Mayhem
ISBN 1933397659 ISBN13 9781933397658
Availability 0 units.
More About Daniel Stashower
DANIEL STASHOWER is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian and winner of the Edgar, Agatha, and Anthony awards, and the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction. His work has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "Smithsonian Magazine," "AARP: The Magazine," and "National Geographic Traveler" as well as other publications.
Daniel Stashower currently resides in Bethesda, in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Elephants in the Distance (Felony & Mayhem Mystyeries)?
Magic and Mystery a great combo Aug 25, 2008
I read this book in one day - what fun! It provides a combination of Magic and Mystery that is fun and exciting. I have recently found the publishers of Felony & Mayhem and I am finding their books to be a rare jewels. Elephants in the Distance takes place over a short period of time as bodies fall and secrets are revealed. The book's cover is a little deceiving since the book takes place in a fairly modern setting (1960s - 1970s)and is not a cozy 1920 mystery as the cover may lead you to expect, but it is a wonderful journey.