Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Magic and Mystery and Getting to the Bottom of Things
by Phyllis Wong from Phyllis Wong and the Secrets of Mr. Okyto, the first in the Phyllis Wong mysteries series by Geoffrey McSkimming
I may only be a kid, but my friend Chief Inspector Inglis of the Antiques and Fine Arts Squad of the Metropolitan Police says I have a way of thinking that’s unlike most other people. I guess that's because I'm a magician—a conjuror, prestidigitator. We magicians have to think a bit ahead of the game if our tricks are going to work, and if we're going to amaze people.
Well, I sure put my skills to the test when I found out that another of my friends, Mrs. Lowerblast, had a crime committed right under her very nose in her antiques shop! Some thief managed to steal a valuable treasure while she was watching, and Mrs. Lowerblast had no idea it was happening! But that wasn’t all … all over the city, other crimes were going down, and they couldn’t be explained by the police or anyone. It was weird, and I knew I had to try to get to the bottom of it all before something really diabolical might happen.
And then, while I was trying to figure all this out, I discovered a bigger sort of magic …
And book 7, Phyllis Wong and the Crumpled Stranger, is coming December 2019!