The Miser's Dream – An Eli Marks Mystery Book 3

The Miser's Dream
258 Pages
ISBN 1943390134

A locked room. A dead body.

A murderous trick, worthy of a magician.

How can Eli prove he didn’t do it?


“A finely-tuned, diabolical, sneaky, smart, stylish mix of magic and mayhem.” – Steve Spill, Magician and Author of I Lie For Money

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. But then the killer starts taking homicidal steps to bring Eli’s investigation to a quick and decisive end.

Grab this twisty thriller today!


“Hands-down the funniest thing I have read in a long time, expertly paced and hilariously detailed.” – Seattle Book Mama

“This book reminded me of the Nick and Nora Charles adventures—slightly noir and slightly zany. An enjoyable read.” – Victoria Kemp, Librarian at Flower Mound Public Library

“I loved this book. From beginning to end I was hooked. The story is fantastic and the cast leaves you wanting to know more. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.” – Bookschellves

“With twists and turns, flurries of romance, and a cast of characters that seem to be the unholy spawn of The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man, The Miser’s Dream keeps the pages turning and the reader delighted from start to finish.” – Jeffrey Hatcher, Screenwriter, Mr. Holmes

“It’s full of magic, mystery, danger, and misdirection, as a good magic trick should be. I love this cozy mystery series, a thoroughly delightful read.” – Sweet Mystery Books

“An intriguing cross between noir and cozy, with fascinating details about magic tricks and plenty of quirky characters. An easy, enjoyable read for mystery buffs seeking a bit of an escape from the usual crime fiction fare.” – Library Journal

John Gaspard

About John Gaspard (Twin Cities, Minnesota Author)

John Gaspard

John is author of the Eli Marks mystery series as well as three other stand-alone novels, "The Greyhound of the Baskervilles," The Sword & Mr. Stone" and "The Ripperologists."

He also writes the Como Lake Players mystery series, under the pen name Bobbie Raymond.

In real life, John's not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less - that's no small trick. He's also written multiple books on the subject of low-budget filmmaking. Ironically, they've made more than the films.

Those books ("Fast, Cheap and Under Control" and "Fast, Cheap and Written That Way") are available in eBook, Paperback, and audiobook formats.

John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats, and a handful of pet allergies.