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No More Magic
Knopf, 1975
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No More Magic

While searching for his bicycle that disappeared on Halloween, a young boy and his two friends become involved in a magic adventure.

Story Behind the Story

My first novel, No More Magic, had its origins in my son’s eighth birthday party. At the time, I was living in Lambertville, New Jersey, a charming old 19th century town, the birthplace of James Marshall, the man who, in 1848, first discovered gold on Sutter’s Ranch in California. Situated on the Delaware River, Lambertville was where the iron rims for gun carriage wheels were manufactured for the Union forces during the Civil War. The point is the typography of No More Magicis Lambertville. Indeed, there is a fair amount of my family life that appears in the book. read more

Awards and Honors

Special Award, Mystery Writers of America, 1975


“… even a witch couldn’t anticipate the final twist of this plot.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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