Molly Murphy #9
Saint Martins Press
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Featuring: Molly Murphy
Mass Market Paperback
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a
ticket to the theater to see a trio of illusionists that are
all the rage. Indeed, headlining is Harry Houdini, the most
sensational of them all; he has just returned from
entertaining European kings and queens for a brief run on
But before Houdini can even take the stage, the opening act
goes horribly wrong and to the crowdâ€™s shock the illusionist
saws into his assistant. In the aftermath, the stunned
performer accuses Houdini of tampering with the equipment he
keeps under lock and key. And heâ€™s not the only one critical
of â€śThe King of Handcuffs.â€ť Risking his life every night,
Houdini has raised the stakes to such a perilous level that
heâ€™s putting lesser acts out of business.
With everyone on edge, Houdiniâ€™s wife hires Molly to be part
investigator/part bodyguard, but how can she protect a man
who literally risks his life every night? And how is she
going to uncover whether these masters of illusion are
simply up to their tricks or if there truly is something
much more treacherous going on.
With sparkling wit, charming characters, and historic
detail, multiple award winner Rhys Bowen brings
early-twentieth-century New York City and the fantastic
performers of the time vividly to life in The Last Illusion.
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