Piper Houdini Apprentice of Coney Island

Piper Houdini Apprentice of Coney Island

by Glenn Herdling

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Overview

When she wasn't being shunted from one foster home to the next, Piper Weiss spent the first twelve years of her life in an orphanage. But everything changes when a dark stranger shows up claiming to be her father. Things get even weirder when Piper is taken to live with her uncle, who happens to be the world-famous magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. And Houdini is not at all pleased about having a curious twelve-year-old running around his home.

Piper attends school, gets detention on her first day, and meets some friends who will help her unravel the clues to her mysterious past. But something sinister and powerful has been unleashed in New York, an evil force hell-bent on bringing about the Apocalypse. Sideshow freaks are being murdered and it all seems to be leading to a dark ritual started twelve years earlier--the day Piper was born. How can Piper defeat this malevolent entity when she may be the reason for its very existence?

Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island is a young adult novel set in the Roaring Twenties against the hustling and bustling background of New York's Coney Island--a time filled with silent movies, secret speakeasies, and an unscrupulous Spiritualist movement that is the unwitting pawn in a plot to bring about hell on Earth. Populated with a cast of actual historical figures--including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dion Fortune, and Aleister Crowley--this spine-tingling tale will appeal to readers who enjoy urban fantasy and paranormal historical fiction as much as a jaunt on the Wonder Wheel.

***CLIFFHANGER ALERT: "Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney" is Part 1 of a two-part story. The conclusion will be released in Spring 2016.***

Cover art by John Kissee.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151072083
Publisher: Wise Herd Enterprises
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Series: Piper Houdini , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Glenn Herdling, a graduate of Bucknell University, began his publishing career in 1987 at Marvel Comics. As assistant editor on Marvel’s flagship Spider-Man titles, he was instrumental in increasing circulation to a record 3 million.

In 1996, Glenn became the Creative Director at Unicorn Publishing, which engaged in traditional book publishing, packaging, and design. The company also represented artists on an exclusive basis, particularly the renowned fantasy painters, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt.

In May 2005, Glenn received a Master of Science Degree in Publishing from New York University where he was awarded the Condé Nast Award in Magazine Publishing. A New Jersey resident all his life, Glenn currently works in the healthcare sector as a communications specialist. He has contributed to numerous published works and has written over 80 comic books. Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island is his first novel.

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