The Vanishing Box
by Elly Griffiths
Book #4 in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series (2017)
What do a murdered Brighton flower seller, the death of Cleopatra and a nude tableau show have in common? One thing’s for sure – it could be the most dangerous case yet for Stephens and Mephisto.
The fourth Stephens and Mephisto mystery from the author of the best-selling Dr Ruth Galloway series – a must-listen for fans of Bryant and May.
Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter, Ruby, are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked ‘living statues’.
This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens’ investigation into the death of a quiet flower seller, but if there’s one thing the old comrades have learned it’s that in Brighton, the line between art and life – and death – is all too easily blurred….