The Murder Mystery Magic Trick
How magic and murder combine into a thrilling mystery novel
I have always had a fascination with magic. Ever since I was little, I have sought out and watched magic shows on television, and attended live magic shows. There’s just something about that perfectly executed trick, that stunning reveal that blows you away no matter how much you expected that it was going to happen, that I keep coming back to magic again and again. I’ve always tried to avoid any show that blatantly gave away how the tricks were performed, instead trying to figure them out on my own. And with my love of magic, and a love of writing, I blended the two to create a murder mystery novel that will have you guessing until the very end.
When I started creating the concepts for my latest novel, ‘Magic Eyes’ I was going off of two thoughts; a murder mystery investigation that causes a person to question some of the things they thought they knew about their parents and family, and a magician who seems to know something about an old crime investigation and won’t openly tell people what he knows. From there, I developed the storyline and created a full-length murder mystery novel.
Being a fiction novel, I was able to push the magic to the limits. While most magicians are constrained by time and budgets, I didn’t need to worry about those things as I crafted a grand illusion that would rivet the people involved to the very core. A trick that the world would be talking about for years to come. Something that would go down in the history of magic. Tying the magic in with the old murder mystery added a dimension to the trick that could never be experienced in any standard magic show. ‘Magic Eyes’ was two years in the making from the first draft until publishing, and turned out better than I could have expected.
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‘Magic Eyes’ is the latest murder mystery novel from Leif Erickson. Erickson’s ninth published novel, ‘Magic Eyes’ is a haunting, chilling murder mystery thriller that will grip you and have you on the edge of your seat until the final magic trick is performed. Be sure to head over to www.leifericksonwriting.com today and buy your copy of ‘Magic Eyes’ now to see how the magic, murders, and mysteries come together in one of the greatest magic shows of all time.
About Leif J. Erickson
Leif J. Erickson is a science fiction and fantasy author from a small farming community in west central Minnesota. Using his time wisely when he was a farmer, Leif developed many ideas, characters, and storylines to create over fifty unique first drafts and outlines for stories. From his start in a small town school, to college at North Dakota State University, back to his family farm, then to the bright lights of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and back to his small farming town, Leif has always had a love of writing.
When Leif isn’t writing he can be found with his wife hiking in state parks, canoeing local lakes and rivers, exploring local and regional ghost towns, experiencing museums, or simply reading or hanging out with friends and family. Leif draws on the local nature and ecology to find inspiration for his writing while he also asks what’s possible for technology and the human race, weaving them together for amazing stories that will stay with the reader for years to come. Leif looks forward to having many novel and story releases in the years to come.
You can see all of Leif’s Books here: Leif’s Amazon Author Page