The Floating Lady Murder: A Harry Houdini Mystery (Harry Houdini Mysteries)
Now you notice Her...Now You Don't
It's tough to realize the public's realization in turn-of-the-century New York--even when you are the best break out artist the area has ever obvious. So the younger performer who calls himself Harry Houdini has to be content material, in the interim, operating for the across the world well known Keller, the "Dean of yankee Magicians." yet tragedy moves on the inaugural functionality of the master's such a lot mind-blowing phantasm, the Floating woman, while Keller's levitating assistant plummets suddenly to the floor, it appears to her loss of life. but an research quickly finds that it really is drowning, and no deadly fall, that has killed the unlucky younger woman. An interesting impossibility to make certain. And it's the nice, albeit unsung, Houdini--with the help of spouse Bess and brother Dash--who needs to clear up the lethal conundrum, major all of them right into a maze of twisted schemes, grim deceptions, and bloodletting that's no mere degree fakery.
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