Every Mystery Unexplained

Every Mystery Unexplained

by Lisa Mason
     
 
The year is 1895, and Danny Flint is a young man living in the shadow of his controlling father, a famous stage magician whose fortunes are fading. Uncle Brady, Professor Flint's trusted assistant and business manager and Danny's best friend, cannot stay in the same hotel as them--Uncle Brady is African-American. Danny is grieving over his mother's recent accidental

Overview

The year is 1895, and Danny Flint is a young man living in the shadow of his controlling father, a famous stage magician whose fortunes are fading. Uncle Brady, Professor Flint's trusted assistant and business manager and Danny's best friend, cannot stay in the same hotel as them--Uncle Brady is African-American. Danny is grieving over his mother's recent accidental death, for which he feels he is to blame.

Danny and his father will confront the ethical dilemma between spiritualist séances and faked séances performed by stage magicians like them.

He will learn to reconcile himself with his grief and guilt, learn the secret of Uncle Brady's identity, and assume his place at center stage as a talented magician in his own right with the help of a mysterious beautiful lady.

Every Mystery Unexplained was published in David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (HarperPrism), which also included stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kevin J. Anderson.

From the author of Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.

Editorial Reviews

The Writerly Reader - Katherine Nabity
“This is the type of story I was hoping for from these anthologies: a blend of fiction and magic history….a nice juxtaposition between the magic ethos and spiritualism ethos and the Victorian era and the Old West. Mason knows her magic history and she knows San Francisco.”
"My favorite story of the year."
Katherine Nabity
"This is the type of story I was hoping for from these anthologies: a blend of fiction and magic history....a nice juxtaposition between the magic ethos and spiritualism ethos and the Victorian era and the Old West. Mason knows her magic history and she knows San Francisco."
"My favorite story of the year."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014131278
Publisher:
Bast Books
Publication date:
01/26/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
928 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Mason is the author of ten novels, including SUMMER OF LOVE (Bantam), a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book and Philip K. Dick Award finalist, and THE GOLDEN NINETIES (Bantam), a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book. Mason's OMNI story, TOMORROW'S CHILD is in development at Universal Studios.

Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 the Abracadabra Series, Mason's big new urban fantasy, is on Nook, also offered in affordable installments as THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA TRILOGY, Book 1: Life's Journey, Book 2: In Dark Woods, and Book 3: The Right Road.

New Nook romantic suspense titles are CELESTIAL GIRL, BOOK 1: THE HEARTLAND (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY) and CELESTIAL GIRL. BOOK 2: JEWEL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY). CELESTIAL GIRL, THE OMNIBUS EDITION includes all books.

The acclaimed STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES is on Nook.

SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (the revised edition) and the sequel THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL are on Nook.

Other previously print published titles on Nook include SHAKEN, EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, and TESLA, A WORTHY OF HIS TIME, A SCREENPLAY.

Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay area with the acclaimed artist and jeweler, Tom Robinson.

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