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Now You See It . . .

Richard Matheson

Tor Books

Maximillian Delacorte was once the world’s greatest stage magician. Now a recluse, suffering from a mysterious disease, he lures his family and associates to his lonely estate for an afternoon of magic, madness, and revenge. Bodies appear and disappear without warning, severed heads speak words of hate, and nothing is ever quite what it appears. As grisly tricks lead to ever more surprising twists, not even the Great Delacorte can tell where illusion ends—and murder begins.
Maximillian Delacorte was once the world’s greatest stage magician. Now a recluse, suffering from a mysterious disease, he lures his family and associates to his lonely estate for an afternoon of magic, madness, and revenge. Bodies appear and disappear without warning, severed heads speak words of hate, and nothing is ever quite what it appears. As grisly tricks lead to ever more surprising twists, not even the Great Delacorte can tell where illusion ends—and murder begins.

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Chapter 1
 
 
Daresay you've never, in your life, read a story written by a vegetable. Well, here's your chance. Not that it's a story. It happened; I was there.
Your narrator and humble servant, Mr. Vegetable.
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My name is Emil Delacorte. When all this occurred, I was seventy-three.
You've probably never heard of me, even though I was a headlining magician in the 30's, 40's and 50's; called The Great Delacorte--a title I passed along to my son. I'm sure you've heard of him.
I was doing very well until I had a "cerebrovascular accident" in 966. That's a "stroke"
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Praise for Now You See It . . .

“One of his strongest efforts. . . . We’re all a lot richer to have Richard Matheson among us.”
—Dean Koontz

“A fascinating variation on the locked-room mystery. . . with more hairpin turns than a mountain road. Now You See It . . . is absorbing.” —The Washington Post Book World

“There are as many twists and turns as a medieval catacomb in one of the most fun novels of the year.”—Rocky Mountain News

“Matheson’s prose is extremely smooth and the pacing frantic, with some outrageous surprise coming at least once per chapter, every three or four pages. The plot takes so many 180-degree turns that it spins.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“One of his strongest efforts. . . . We’re all a lot richer to have Richard Matheson among us.”
—Dean Koontz

“A fascinating variation on the locked-room mystery. . . with more hairpin turns than a mountain road. Now You See It . . . is absorbing.” —The Washington Post Book World

“There are as many twists and turns as a medieval catacomb in one of the most fun novels of the year.”—Rocky Mountain News

“Matheson’s prose is extremely smooth and the pacing frantic, with some outrageous surprise coming at least once per chapter, every three or four pages. The plot takes so many 180-degree turns that it spins.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard Matheson

  • Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
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Now You See It . . .

Richard Matheson

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