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Creek and Magellan investigate the apparently impossible suicide of a female illusionist, whose daughter happens to be a former flame of Creek's, and whose twin sister was killed fifteen years previously. But there is another lateral mind at work this time, in the form of swashbuckling Det Insp Gideon Pryke.
How can a gun be fired through a glass window without breaking the glass? How do bodies disappear and turn to dust within stone castle walls? Jonathan must once again put his thinking cap on to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of an actress, this time without the help of Maddy!moreless
Jonathan is asked to investigate a series of unexplained disappearances from the attic in a Gothic house. Joey Ross is determined to find out what happened to her friend, and joins Jonathan in his quest.
Jonathan meets a young woman employed by a celebrated crime novelist and his wife. A series of inexplicable events at her employers' home has convinced the woman that she is losing her mind. Could there be a connection with the Egyptian housekeeper who apparently murdered her own employer at the same house in 1889?moreless
A renowned polymath dies and his corpse disappears from a locked study. The mystery overwhelms his widow, who is increasingly troubled by 50-year-old memories of an unexplained death at her school and a vision of God, and she solicits the help of Jonathan and Joey. They have to contend with the brilliant DI Gideon Pryke, who is heading up the murder investigation.moreless