The Illusion of Murder
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The Illusion of Murder

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In the bustling harbour city of Port Said, Nellie witnesses a mysterious death and this makes her a target for a killer and involves her in international intrigue with the fate of nations at stake.

On her journey from the Land of the Pharaohs to the exotic Orient, Nellie meets the most famous magicians in the world, legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt, and Frederick Selous, the real life inspiration for Rider Haggard's hero in King Solomon's Mines and for Indiana Jones.

As magicians conjure the fantasy and a spiritualist raises the dead, Nellie discovers that the deadly plot begun in Egypt has tentacles around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 29mm | 320g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340978449
  • 9780340978443
  • 807,189

Review quote

Carol McCleary does for the City of Light what Ann Perry has done for Victorian London and what The Alienist did for 19th century New York. A gripping, atmospheric, electrifying masterwork! * Barbara Wood * Praise for THE ALCHEMY OF MURDER:
'Meet Nellie Bly, America's first female investigative reporter. She's feisty, funny, opinionated, persistent, and as tough as any male she meets. She has to be, because in The Alchemy of Murder, she's swept through a tale of peril and pursuit that is sure to keep you turning pages long after you should have been asleep. You'll find yourself on the mean streets of nineteenth century New York, in Victorian London and in Paris as the Eiffel Tower rises and deadly things - men and microbes - stalk the streets. It is a dazzling entertainment, so well constructed - and it has Oscar Wilde too!' * William Martin * Packed with historical detail and humour. * Elle *
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About Carol McCleary

Carol McCleary was born in Seoul, Korea and lived in Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines before settling in the USA. She now lives on Cape Cod in an antique house. Visit Carol's website at www.carolmccleary.com.
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276 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (105)
3 34% (94)
2 7% (20)
1 2% (5)
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