DEATH IN TIME - Mignon Warner
Mignon Warner was born in Adelaide, South Australia and in 1982 when Death In Time was published, she was living in London.
Death in Time is set within the confines of a Welsh resort hotel, during a Magician's Conference. Cynthia Playford dies, falling from a cable car travelling up to the local mountain peak early in the morning. It's not so much who would want to kill Cynthia, but who wouldn't as the sister of one of the magicians is not the most popular person.
Nice little book in a cosy / closed hotel style with engaging characters.
It was a fatal mistake for Nigel Playford to bring his beautiful sister Cynthia to the magicians’ convention at the small seaside hotel in Wales. She had no talent at all for sleight of hand, and an absolute genius for making enemies. Before the curtain could rise on the main event, she managed to upstage the entire performance by getting herself killed.
Piecing together the clues, police investigator Walsh and insurance investigator David Sayer constructed a tidy picture of the murderer—until Mrs. Charles (a.k.a. Madame Adele Herrmann), professional clairvoyante and amateur sleuth, conjured a very different vision and made the disturbing prediction that the murderer was about to strike again.