Nobody at Hajime Kindaichi's school takes him seriously. After all, whenever he does bother to show up for class he usually just falls asleep. What they do take seriously are the recent ghost sightings around campus and the threatening letters from someone who calls himself the "Afterschool Magician." Who is this Afterschool Magician, and what is he after? A few members of the school's Mystery Club tried to find out, and they turned up dead. Luckily for Kindaichi, he's an accomplished magician in his own right, but-- to crack this case he'll need to use every trick in the book!