The Conjurer (Martha Beale Mysteries) : Set in Philadelphia in 1842, The Conjurer begins with the disappearance of wealthy Philadelphia financier, Lemuel Beale. His daughter and only heir, Martha, instigates a search for her father, and in so doing, meets Thomas Kelman, an assistant to the mayor who's been assigned to the case. Kelman has also been investigating the ritual slaying of several young girl prostitutes, taking him from the slums to society ballrooms. Suspicion falls on Eusapio Paladino, the renowned conjurer and clairvoyant, a performer lauded for his gift of second sight. But just as Martha and Kelman appear to be solving the crime, a very devious killer comes between them.
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