About the Book
A Detroit Master Magician known as 'Mister Magic', battles deadly enemies and Life itself tricks him into competing against all odds for the title of 'The World's Greatest Magician'! Back in a windy graveyard in Detroit, Master Magician Nicholas Sharpe stands over a tombstone flanked with angels dedicated to his late fiancEe Alice Moreland. He holds in the pocket of his long coat a grim invitation from his boyhood rival and arch enemy, Marcel Racine.
The invitation calls for him to compete against his foe for the title of 'The World's Greatest Magician'. But Sharpe suspects 'The Marvelous Marcel' may be actually preparing a fresh grave for him as well...
'Mister Magic' is the story of two mastermind magicians pitted against each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse involving the most beautiful women and the most resourceful and clever of men. The saga and exploits of 'Mister Magic' are bound to determine whether the activity of 'Magic' will be the main refuge of criminals, cutthroats, confi dence artists and thieves or a valuable route of enlightenment for those wishing to pursue adventures in learning.
May we ask for a volunteer from the audience?
About the Author
Eligah Boykin Jr. found his calling at age fourteen and fifteen, writing first a novel in the spy-thriller vein of James Bond and THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and then a three act play based loosely on the legend of Robin Hood. There were inspirations to be found everywhere; from books about Cowboy Sam as well as John Henry and Hercules. While skipping High School Study Hall to continue his studies in Adventure Comics and Hero Tales, he camped out at Skillman Library to read the cases of Sherlock Holmes and the life stories of Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Orson Welles. None among his peers or mentors saw fi t to ask him how many novels and plays he might be able to write in a lifetime, but he did not have to know before he would go on to amass a body of work in the fields of poetry, the novel, the short story and the fine arts. Now he invites you to peruse his screenplay MISTER MAGIC, and the scripts of two short films for your enjoyment. Even now, the Master Magician from Detroit is drawing open the curtains on his Disappearing Cabinets for someone to step inside. Do we have a volunteer from the audience?