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The Resource The magician's lie : a novel, Greer Macallister

The magician's lie : a novel, Greer Macallister

Label
The magician's lie : a novel
Title
The magician's lie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Greer Macallister
Title variation
magicians lie
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear. But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless-and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free... and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors
Summary
Arden is a famous illusionist whose show involves sawing a man in half, but one night, she grabs an axe instead of a knife and her husband is found dead under the stage. Can Arden, an expert at deception, get away with murder–or is she really innocent? Recommended to anyone who likes historical fiction, strong women characters, and surprisingly twisty plots. -- Paula Jones for LibraryReads
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10384974
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The magician's lie : a novel, Greer Macallister
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781402298684
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014036974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891324470
Label
The magician's lie : a novel, Greer Macallister
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781402298684
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014036974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891324470

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