- Author Kerry Wilkinson
A short novella in the Jessica Daniel series, this story brings back the side character who has appeared only occasionally in the main novels - Hugo the magician. I feel like the author enjoys this character far more than I do, but with that aside, it is always interesting to see how the aspects of magic relate to crime - ie. deception, distraction, and all that goes with the art of sleight of hand.
I did feel like this story suffered from being crammed into the shorter book, but it’s always fun to revisit the world of Jessica and follow her as she hot-headedly tries to keep Manchester crime-free. A good read, but I do prefer the longer books with more time to explore the characters and the details.