Featuring: Kathleen Mallory
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Mystery Police Procedural
Oliver Tree had spent his retirement years working out a
solution to the Lost Illusion. Now, at last, he was about
to give a death-defying performance in a sell-out festival
of magicians in Manhattan.
In front of a live audience and the television cameras,
four crossbow arrows were fired at their human target. The
screams were real, and, tragically for Oliver Tree, so was
Even if Charles Butler, cousin of the late great Max
Candle who had invented the Lost Illusion, was convinced
along with eight million viewers that the trick had simply
gone wrong, Detective Sgt Kathy Mallory knew instinctively
that this was murder. A murder, curiously, that might be
linked with the death of a woman half a century ago...
"O'Connell never ceases to amaze, producing what is
surely her most stunning novel yet... anyone unmoved by
the soul-shattering climax should give up reading fiction
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