The Raven Thief: A Secret Staircase Mystery (Secret Staircase Mysteries, 2)

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The Raven Thief is the thrilling second installment in the Secret Staircase Mystery series by the truly talented Gigi Pandian. This plot is as carefully constructed as the classic mystery novel-themed interior it revolves around, with a sparkling cast of characters and enough mystery to keep the whodunnit twist at the end a surprise without dragging the reader through a tangling array of smoke and mirrors to get there.

Readers who missed the first book in the series can easily jump into this story, where they’ll follow magician Tempest Raj as she tries to clear her grandfather from suspicion of murder after a fake seance gone awry leaves an actual corpse on the table. Not only is the main plot cleverly crafted, but the remaining thread of mystery surrounding the Raj family curse and the deaths of Tempest’s mother and aunt are a constant source of underlying tension that plays an integral part in solving the mystery while leaving room for more speculation in future stories.

Fans of locked room and cozy mysteries, magic, and diverse characters look no further, this is your next read!

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publish Date 21-Mar-2023
ISBN 9781250805010 Buy this Book
Issue March 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller