An Eli Marks Mystery

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 93 ratings

The Ambitious Card Publisher's Summary

The life of a magician isn't all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it's murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli's own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli.

As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can't escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she's the next target for murder, and he's scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.

©2013 John Gaspard (P)2015 John Gaspard
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  • Book 1

    • The Ambitious Card

    • An Eli Marks Mystery Volume 1
    • By: John Gaspard
    • Narrated by: Jim Cunningham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The life of a magician isn't all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it's murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli's own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Find!

    • By Chris on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Bullet Catch

    • An Eli Marks Mystery, Book 2
    • By: John Gaspard
    • Narrated by: Jim Cunningham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Newly-single magician Eli Marks reluctantly attends his high school reunion against his better judgment, only to become entangled in two deadly encounters with his former classmates. The first is the fatal mugging of an old crush's husband, followed by the suspicious deaths of the victim's business associates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Beatrice on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Miser's Dream

    • An Eli Marks Mystery, Book 3
    • By: John Gaspard
    • Narrated by: Jim Cunningham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    A casual glance out his apartment window turns magician Eli Marks' life upside down. After spotting a dead body in the projection booth of the movie theater next door, Eli is pulled into the hunt for the killer. As he attempts to puzzle out a solution to this classic locked room mystery, he must deal with a crisis of a more personal nature: the appearance of a rival magician who threatens Eli's faith in himself as a performer and his relationship with his girlfriend. But the killer won't wait and starts taking homicidal steps to bring Eli's investigation to an end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen that keeps the audience guessing

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Invisible Assistant

    • An Eli Marks Short Story
    • By: John Gaspard
    • Narrated by: Jim Cunningham
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    There's no question it was murder. But who killed whom? What begins as a typical corporate event for magician Eli Marks turns into a twisted mystery when he is called to the site of a recent murder/suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short Story? Better than no story...

    • By Johnny on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $3.95