“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 (on The Miser’s Dream) There’s No Question It Was Murder. But Who Killed Who? 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 who. Drawing on his knowledge of magic and misdirection, Eli realizes that only one entity could have pulled off a crime of this cunning magnitude: An Invisible Assistant. Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, murder mystery series, amateur sleuths, humorous murder mysteries, whodunnit mysteries (whodunit), short stories. Books in the Eli Marks Mystery Series: THE AMBITIOUS CARD (#1) THE BULLET CATCH (#2) THE MISER’S DREAM (#3) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all… Author Bio: In real life, John’s not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less – that’s no small trick. He’s also written multiple books on the subject of low-budget filmmaking. Ironically, they’ve made more than the films. His blog, “Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts” has been named “One of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers” and “One of The 100 Best Blogs For Film and Theater Students.” He’s also written for TV and the stage. John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats and a handful of pet allergies.