Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter Pdf Book

Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter

  • Author : Daniel Stashower
  • ISBN : 0857686216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 256
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12

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!

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 medi ... ...

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