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Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter

Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter

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by Daniel Stashower
     
 

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The Great Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York. 

He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself or how the apparition was able to stab an audience member

Overview

The Great Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York. 

He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself or how the apparition was able to stab an audience member to death and then disappear!

The third thrilling adventure for the legendary magician from award-winning author Daniel Stashower!

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Publishers Weekly
Stashower's work as a magician pays big dividends in his third devilishly clever period whodunit featuring the legendary escape artist as Sherlock Holmes stand-in, after 2012's The Floating Lady Murder. Houdini is not yet the international sensation he would eventually become; for now, he and his brother, who goes by the name of Dash Hardeen, must hustle to make ends meet. Houdini becomes fascinated with a reputed medium, Lucius Craig, after learning of his ostensibly supernatural abilities from a friendly journalist. Curious, the brothers wangle their way into a Manhattan séance, where things take a violent turn. With the participants linked by each other's hands, and Craig tied to a chair, somehow a luminous "spirit" appears and stabs one of the attendees to death. The impossible crime setup is enhanced by humor, as Houdini often falls a bit short of the Baker Street sleuth he so desperately tries to emulate. The resolution isn't as clever as in certain other magician-detective novels, such as those featuring the Great Merlini, but engaging characters and a fun story line make further exploits welcome.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857686213
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Harry Houdini Mystery Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
521,652
File size:
483 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Stashower is a novelist and magician. His works include: the Edgar Award-winning Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle, Elephants in the Distance, The Beautiful Cigar Girl, The Ghosts of Baker Street, and the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Ectoplasmic Man.

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