A major magic trick leads to missing murder evidence in this eighth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.
When she attends a performance by master illusionist Drake Lonestar, Nancy is skeptical. Lonestar is known for his razzle-dazzle wizardry, but can the magician really make the River Heights library disappear?
As it turns out, he can—but that’s not the only thing that goes missing. Key evidence to an upcoming murder trial disappears in the midst of the trick. And one of the trial attorneys just happens to be Nancy’s father, Carson Drew, assisted by her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson.
Nancy, Bess, and George are quick to jump on the case, but not quite quick enough: Lonestar has vanished, too, and not even his closest friends know his whereabouts.
Magic is its own kind of mystery—but is this one Nancy can handle?
“Magic is a mystery that doesn’t need solving.” That’s what illusionist Drake Lonestar told me when I saw him perform. I was skeptical that the famous magician could really make the River Heights courthouse disappear, but I was wrong.
It turns out that the courthouse wasn’t the only thing that vanished. So did important evidence relating to a jewel heist — and all signs point to Lonestar as the thief! Now the magician himself has disappeared into thin air — and all of River Heights is looking at me to track him down. I just hope I can do it soon, because I have a feeling Lonestar has one last trick up his sleeve…