The Man in the Dragon Robe (An Emily Bennett Mystery Book 1)
Author: Antony Davis
Format: Kindle Edition
"I think we're in Ben Aaronovitch / Jasper Fforde territory with a nod towards what Douglas Adams might have written if he'd turned his talents to historical crime." Imogen Robertson, bestselling author of Instruments of Darkness on behalf of the Literary Consultancy.
"It's a fabulous novel." Morgen Bailey, Editor, Author, Tutor & Mentor.
“[ really enjoyed reading this.” Steph Patterson, Senior editor at Crooked Cat Books, Flash 500 Novel Competition
In a real life incident that took place in 1918, famous magician Chung Ling Soo was shot to death on a London stage in front of two thousand people.
The inquest returned a verdict of death by misadventure. But what if it was wrong? What if somebody hated the magician so much, they murdered him and made it look like an accident...?
Graduate reporter Emily Bennett thinks so. She's been obsessed with Chung Ling Soo ever since the fateful night she sat among the audience watching him die. When she's commissioned to write an article on the anniversary of his death, Emily uncovers a story of revenge, deception and thwarted love set in a hedonistic 1920's London, where nobody is who they appear to be.
She meets a cast of strangers during her investigation, each with their own secret to keep, and Emily must put her life in danger to uncover the explosive truth of what really happened to the greatest magician of the age.