Murder at the Magic Castle

An Adriana Hofstetter Mystery

by Bruce Kimmel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/7/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781728302515
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781728302492
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781728302508

About the Book

She’s back!

For her seventeenth birthday, crack high school journalist/sleuth Adriana Hofstetter is taken to the Magic Castle, a mansion of magic, where she, her BFF Billy, and her mom, Margaret, delight in the feats of prestidigitation, from amazing card tricks to solid rings that magically connect and disconnect seemingly at will, to birds that appear out of nowhere. It’s a world that’s baffling and bewildering and which people of all ages flock to be fooled and confounded by mysterious illusions. Adriana thinks it would make a great story for her high school newspaper, but the story takes a different turn when one of the magicians turn up dead. She’s convinced all is not what it seems and, being the dogged and hardheaded person she is, she becomes determined to find out everything she can in this world of smoke and mirrors.

Along the way, she has some adventures with her mother and Billy, and she visits Detectives Ramirez and Coyne as well as her elderly friend, producer Patrick Bronstein. And thanks to Billy, Adriana becomes an occasional blogger, letting the blogosphere know of her exploits. But who is it that begins leaving threatening comments and warnings on her blog? Like the other books in the Adriana Hofstetter series, Murder at the Magic Castle is a fun, suspenseful, and sometimes dangerous ride with a young woman who will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

About the Author

This is Bruce Kimmel’s nineteenth book and the seventh in the Adriana Hofstetter series. In addition to his books, he has written and directed for movies, television, and the stage, is an award-winning composer/lyricist, a Grammy-nominated record producer of more than two hundred albums, is the owner of the Kritzerland record label, which has issued hundreds of classic soundtrack and show CDs, and who has been known to make an excellent spaghetti sauce. He also has the longest-running daily blog in the history of the Internet, having never missed a day since its debut in November of 2001, mere days before he completed his very first novel, Benjamin Kritzer. He is also an avid collector of almost anything, but especially books and art, and he can still remember all the lyrics to “The Maladjusted Jester” from The Court Jester, which he learned when he was nine and which he will gladly perform for you at the drop of a hat. Mr. Kimmel lives in Sherman Oaks, California.