I can't remember what drew me to this novel, but I'm glad for whatever the pull was. This is The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister.
The Amazing Arden is one of the world's greatest illusionists. One night after her incredible sawing a man in half trick, her husband is found cut to pieces. Could the man in the box on the stage have not been an illusion? What would lead Arden, or anyone else, to murder a man in this way? When Arden is caught by a police man who wants to make a name for himself, the all-night interrogation leads to a story that is so strange it must be believed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as it is a bit of an unexpected gem. I think it is a great winter book to curl up with underneath a blanket with some hot chocolate. Or wine. I really like wine.
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