Eli Marks is a trained magician, though he spends more time explaining how charlatans trick people into believing they have paranormal powers than performing. When psychics begin turning up dead, each with a prominent clue that seems to lead to Eli, he has to figure out what’s going on before he ends up behind bars — or worse.

The deftly-plotted mystery is enriched by Eli’s relationships with his ex-wife, her new husband, his old-school stage magician Uncle Harry, and an interesting collection of people and places in and around St. Paul.

To complicate things further, Eli finds himself smitten by a psychic whose powers he can’t seem to debunk. Is she next on the killer’s list?

This stylish novel is filled with interesting details, snappy dialogue, and appealing characters.