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Also by H.R. Knight:

What Rough Beast, February 2005
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What Rough Beast
H.R. Knight


Leisure Horror
February 2005
Featuring: Arthur Conan Doyle; Harry Houdini
374 pages
ISBN: 0843954566
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$6.99
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Horror

It’s 1903 and Harry Houdini (the great escape artist) seeks the help of Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes.) Houdini wants to discredit Maximillian Cairo—an infamous Occultist and the most debauched man in London. But the two men get more than they bargained for when they interrupt a magic ritual.

That night they set something loose—something that no one can face and stay sane. Something that runs amok—spreading death and madness throughout an unsuspecting Edwardian London.

Both men are tortured by self-doubt for the first time in their lives. Have their logical minds been tainted by this brush with frenzy?

Moreover, Conan Doyle is increasingly drawn to Justine Luce, a young suffragette with startlingly progressive ideas. Houdini, too, finds himself tempted by desires he may not be able to resist.

Their sole hope to understand what is happening to them lies with the only witness to the first murder. But the man refuses to reveal what he’s seen—even to save his life.

All of Houdini’s street smarts and all of Conan Doyle’s powers of deduction combined may not be enough to prevent madness from overwhelming the world.

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