Mystery Short Take: Black Fall – Andrew Mayne

In addition to performing professionally, Mayne is a magician who has starred in his own reality show and now uses magic to teach critical thinking to kids on PBS. This is his third thriller featuring Jessica Blackwood, an FBI agent who comes from a family of magicians.

“Thriller Award–finalist Mayne’s enthralling third Jessica Blackwood novel finds the FBI agent on a stakeout of a serial killer in a Washington, D.C [when] an earthquake rocks the area. Jessica and her team learn of a videotape featuring Nobel Prize–winning physicist Peter Devon, who seems to have predicted the earthquake and warned about the coming of something called Black Fall—but Devon has been dead for eight years…. [M]ore frightening predictions roll in and riots rock the city…. The author, a professional magician, makes the impossible seem probable in this twisty, clever treat.”
Publishers Weekly

Black Fall: A Jessica Blackwood Novel (9780062491985) by Andrew Mayne. $15.99 trade paper original. 3/21/17 on sale.

 

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