Author: John Gaspard
"An intriguing cross between noir and cozy, with fascinating details about magic tricks and plenty of quirky characters. An easy, enjoyable read for mystery buffs seeking a bit of an escape from the usual crime fiction fare." - Library Journal "A finely-tuned, diabolical, sneaky, smart, stylish mix of magic and mayhem that plunges our hero Eli through a tangled web of danger and deceit that'll keep you guessing." - Steve Spill, Magician and Author of I Lie For Money "With twists and turns, flurries of romance, and a cast of characters that seem to be the unholy spawn of The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man, The Miser's Dream keeps the pages turning and the reader delighted from start to finish." - Jeffrey Hatcher, Screenwriter, Mr. Holmes "This book reminded me of the Nick and Nora Charles adventures-slightly noir and slightly zany. An enjoyable read." - Victoria Kemp, Librarian at Flower Mound Public Library "Hands-down the funniest thing I have read in a long time, expertly paced and hilariously detailed." - Seattle Book Mama "I loved this book. From beginning to end I was hooked. The story is fantastic and the cast leaves you wanting to know more. I can't wait to read the next book in the series." - Bookschellves "It's full of magic, mystery, danger and misdirection, as a good magic trick should be. I love this cozy mystery series, a thoroughly delightful read." - Sweet Mystery Books A casual glance out his apartment window turns Magician Eli Marks' life upside down. After spotting a dead body in the projection booth of the movie theater next door, Eli is pulled into the hunt for the killer. As he attempts to puzzle out a solution to this classic locked room mystery, he must deal with a crisis of a more personal nature: the appearance of a rival magician who threatens not only Eli's faith in himself as a performer, but his relationship with his girlfriend. But the killer won't wait and starts taking homicidal steps to bring Eli's investigation to a quick and decisive end. Things get even worse when his magician rival offers his own plausible solution to the mystery. With all the oddball suspects gathered together, Eli must unveil the secrets to this movie-geek whodunit or find himself at the wrong end of the trick. Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, murder mystery series, amateur sleuths, humorous murder mysteries, whodunnit mysteries (whodunit), book club recommendations. Books in the Eli Marks Mystery Series: THE AMBITIOUS CARD (#1) THE BULLET CATCH (#2) THE MISER'S DREAM (#3) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all..."