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Destroy the magicians.

Destroy all unnaturals.

New York City. 1926.

Demento, a young magician with a sinister past, becomes the target of a secret organisation when a string of bizarre murders leaves the nation perplexed.

Gwen Cavanagh, an agent of the October House, is sent to investigate the brutal crimes. She poses as an eager magician's assistant, wanting nothing more than
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Published February 10th 2019 by Sera Blue
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Mr Pink ink
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5/5

An action packed, magic heavy love story that takes the reader through the streets of 1920's New York, amidst gangsters and flappers and the prohibition.

The combined writing of Ilse and Jason seems to just blend seamlessly together, so much so, in fact, that you can't tell who wrote what, creating a dynamic that is just oozing with potential.

Sleight of Hand is nice enjoyable read - not too long, not too short - and will appeal to lovers of thrillers, fantasy and even romance.

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Catherine Wroblewski
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ilse and Jason paint beautiful pictures to set each scene without overwhelming the reader. The story was fast-paced and interesting with a few unexpected twists. If you love magick, suspense and the 20's, this book is for you! ...more
Mike Alan
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
1920s spy story mixed with the occult. Was a good read.
Nikita Boshoff
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Carmen Taxer
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!

"Sleight of Hand" was a glorious trip down through history to secrets in dark corners and the ever-present hint of danger. In this case, danger comes dressed to the nines and is out to seduce almost as much as it is to cause some mayhem.

As ever, Hes displays a strong handle on cosmic horror with his Lovercraftian-esque stories that speak to the unwhispered fears of the masses, as well as our most intimate desires.

It's my first time reading V. Rensburg, but I'm inclined to pick u
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Kelan Gerriety
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sleight of hand has all the magic of The Night Circus and the subterfuge of a Bond novel written by Lovecraft.

Loved it!
Amarantha
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sleight of Hand is all the magic of the Night Circus by Erin Morganstern and the horror that is H.P. Lovecraft, with just the right mixture of mystery, espionage and romance.
Jaco Pienaar
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. A really vivid, amazing world is created. Could not put this down.
Ashleigh Hattingh
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well researched and set in a wonderful time period beautifully illustrated.
Bradley Gibb
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
When the MC falls for her target, you know it's going to be an interesting read. Was not expecting that ending. ...more
Kera
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Love the time period and Gwen really pulls you right into the story. The plot is fast paced and I read it all in one setting.

Exciting and thrilling, also - where can I find Dextra? Asking for a friend. I loved the characters and wished that I had more scenes with Demento and Gwen mostly because I ship them.
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