This debut novel from Laura Resnick is filled with humor and suspense that will keep you entertained until the very last page. Esther Diamond is a great character that you can instantly relate to and always seems to find herself in the middle of dangerous situations involving paranormal activity. The world that Ms. Resnick has created in this novel is fascinating and absolutely magical with a wacky cast of characters that will make you laugh out loud as they discover who is the true culprit behind a series of disappearances during magic acts. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Esther Diamond has just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime as an actress when the star of a magic show suddenly disappears during a performance. This is her big chance because she is the understudy and can now finally headline an off-Broadway show. She soon discovers that this type of disappearance has been happening around the city and the victims have just vanished into thin air without a trace. Esther then meets Max Zook and the two of them team together with other magicians to discover the whereabouts of the missing performers before Esther has to step into a magic cage where she may possibly meet the same fate as the others.
The first book in the magical Esther Diamond mystery series...
When mysterious mystical disappearances disrupt her career, struggling actress Esther Diamond teams up with Maximillian Zadok, an eccentric elderly wizard whose day job is protecting the Big Apple from Evil. Meanwhile, the sexy NYPD detective investigating the disappearances fears that Esther and Max may be a bigger problem than the vanishing performers.