The Zig Zag Girl is written by Elly Griffiths. It was published on September 15, 2015. The novel has received excellent response from the public because of its intricate style and excellent elaboration. It is beautifully written with a wonderful flow. The writer has managed to explain a terrifically enigmatic story in an excellent manner. There are some great characters present in the story. It is fun to read, and it is sure you will not get sleep when you pause.
The novel starts in an unusual manner. A girl’s body is found, and it was cut into three. Inspector and Detective Edgar Stephens gets to know about the magic trick called the zig zag girl. Max Mephisto is a famous magician, and he has invented the trick. He is a close friend of Edgar. They both have worked in the war and a member of a group called the Magic Men. Max is still practicing as a magician touring to various parts of the world and visits seaside towns. He lives in the company of sword swallowers, dancing girls and ventriloquists. Max is ready to leave his usual life and help his friend in the investigation. Max found the dead girl known to him, and so he drops the idea of helping the detective.
Another magic trick and another death: Max and Edgar become imprisoned and found that the answer for the death is hidden in their old army days. Edgar receives a letter regarding a new trick called the Wolf Trap and comes to know that they are in danger. It revolves around quite a few characters. It is the favorite mystery novels for many people. The story is narrated in a clever manner, and it becomes hard to identify the convict. It takes you into the magic world where you will explore a compelling and captivating story.
When you read, you can feel a happy old schooling feel. It is written in such a way it suits the present generation. The violence is mentioned in a gentle manner. The writer has brilliantly used the theater community knowledge in her novel. The less glamorous and glamorous offer a realistic feeling to the story.