• Mysteries & Thrillers

    The Eli Marks Short Mystery Bundle: “The Invisible Assistant” & “The Last Customer”: Two short-story cozy mysteries in one! (The Eli Marks Mysteries)

    Two Eli Marks Short Mysteries in One Bundle! “You will just LOVE these books.” – VANISH Magazine ★★★★★ The Invisible Assistant There’s no question it was murder. But who killed whom?  What begins as a typical corporate event for magician Eli Marks turns into a twisted mystery when he is called to the site of a recent murder/suicide.  Confronted by the details of the grisly crime scene, Eli must sort through the post-mortem clues – and the bickering of the officials as well as a poorly-timed allergy attack – to determine just who murdered whom. ★★★★★ The Last Customer The request was a first for Eli Marks: “Can you help me make my tuba disappear?”  Magician (and magic shop owner) Eli Marks is confronted with this odd demand just before he is about to close up shop for the day.  Over the next few tense minutes, he finds a solution to that question which also, fortunately, puts him the positive side of what turns out to be a life-or-death situation. ★★★★★  PRAISE FOR THE ELI MARKS MYSTERY SERIES “This is an instant classic, in a league with Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Arthur Conan Doyle.” – John Lehman, Rosebud Book Reviews “It’s full of magic, mystery, danger and misdirection, as a good magic trick should be. I love this cozy mystery series, a thoroughly delightful read.” – Sweet Mystery Books “Before I had even finished the first chapter I had fallen in love with Eli. He is intelligent, sensitive, witty and, suddenly, the main suspect in a series of murders…well written, fast-paced and exciting.” – The Frugal Mennonite “This story is very well written and fun to read. I would definitely read another Eli Marks Mystery!” – A Simple Taste for Reading “Gaspard’s latest Eli Marks mystery has as many tricks up its sleeve as its likable magician-hero. As the body count rises, so does the reading pleasure.” – Dennis Palumbo, Author of the Daniel Rinaldi Mystery Series and Co-Writer of My Favorite Year “Readers, get ready for your mind to expand as Eli Marks returns and uses his powers of prestidigitation, intuition and deduction to solve another mystery. If David Copperfield and Sherlock Holmes had a child, it would be Eli Marks.” – Scott Wells, The Magic Word Podcast “An intriguing cross between noir and cozy, with fascinating details about magic tricks and plenty of quirky characters. An easy, enjoyable read for mystery buffs seeking a bit of an escape from the usual crime fiction fare.” – Library Journal “A finely-tuned, diabolical, sneaky, smart, stylish mix of magic and mayhem that plunges our hero Eli through a tangled web of danger and deceit that’ll keep you guessing.” – Steve Spill, Magician and Author of I Lie For Money “This book reminded me of the Nick and Nora Charles adventures—slightly noir and slightly zany. An enjoyable read.”– Victoria Kemp, Librarian at Flower Mound Public Library “Hands-down the funniest thing I have read in a long time, expertly paced and hilariously detailed.” – Seattle Book Mama “I loved this book. From beginning to end I was hooked. The story is fantastic and the cast leaves you wanting to know more. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.” – Bookshelves