The Floating Lady Murder

The Floating Lady Murder Now You See HerNow You Don tIt s difficult to gain the public s attention in turn of the century New York even if you are the greatest escape artist the world has ever seen So the young performer who

  • Title: The Floating Lady Murder
  • Author: Daniel Stashower
  • ISBN: 9780380800575
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Floating Lady Murder

    Now You See HerNow You Don tIt s difficult to gain the public s attention in turn of the century New York even if you are the greatest escape artist the world has ever seen So the young performer who calls himself Harry Houdini must be content, for the time being, working for the internationally renowned Keller, the Dean of American Magicians But tragedy strikes atNow You See HerNow You Don tIt s difficult to gain the public s attention in turn of the century New York even if you are the greatest escape artist the world has ever seen So the young performer who calls himself Harry Houdini must be content, for the time being, working for the internationally renowned Keller, the Dean of American Magicians But tragedy strikes at the inaugural performance of the master s most astonishing illusion, the Floating Lady, when Keller s levitating assistant plummets abruptly to the ground, apparently to her death Yet an investigation soon reveals that it is drowning, and no fatal fall, that has killed the unfortunate young lady An intriguing impossibility to be sure And it is the great, albeit unsung, Houdini with the aid of wife Bess and brother Dash who must solve the deadly conundrum, leading them all into a maze of twisted schemes, grim deceptions, and bloodletting that is no mere stage fakery.

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    1. Heather

      Better than the first one. The story was more interesting and I enjoyed all the details of the magic routines and attempts to figure out different ways to perform the Floating Lady illusion. Houdini is still an arrogant, self-centered jerk, but you come to like him more as the series goes on. Dash is the real draw to the series.

    2. Marleen

      The Floating Lady Murder is the second book in the Harry Houdini Mysteries and events in this book take place not too long after those in “The Dime Museum Murders”.Although Harry Houdini enjoyed a short period of notoriety after his adventures in that earlier story, his fame didn’t last and he is back to struggling to make a living, never mind his name as an escapologist. Although it isn’t quite the break-through he’s hoping for, an opportunity for steady and interesting work for Houdi [...]

    3. Tony

      THE FLOATING LADY MURDER. (2000). Daniel Stashower. ***1/2.This is another adventure in the author’s series featuring Harry Houdini and his brothers as the protagonists. It helps that the author is also a magician and knows the history of that performing art and can bring it into the story to add verisimilitude. This mystery is centered around a unique magic performance: The Floating Lady. In this one, a lady is made to float mysteriously up from her table and reach the roof of the theater. Un [...]

    4. Nicole

      The Floating Lady Murder is the second book in the Harry Houdini Mysteries. Struggling to pay the bills Dash and his eccentric brother Harry answer an advertisement for work from the newspaper for a magician. Not just any magician though the famous Kellar magician who has apparently perfected the floating lady trick. With a bit of help from a hungry lion Dash and Harry are quickly hired by Mr. Kellar and they learn that the trick needs a bit more work. After some kinks are taken care of the tric [...]

    5. Regina Walker

      Can't get enough Houdini MysteriesWonderfully entertaining just like Houdini! A genuine time travel with The Houdini's. Courage, bravado, chivalrous, inventive, mysterious, it is all good fun.

    6. Julie Failla Earhart

      I wasn’t impressed with Book 1 in The Harry Houdini Mysteries, but this one is much, much better. The Floating Lady is a magic trick that is at the heart of this wonderful novel. Again, the story is narrated by Harry’s younger brother, Dash, and is set a few years around the turn-of-the-century New York City. The book starts out in the same manner as Book 1: Harry has been dead for many years and Dash is an old man. On the anniversary of Harry’s death, reporters show up at his door, wantin [...]

    7. Sian Wadey

      I picked this up for under a fiver at The Works. I enjoy historical novels, especially the era that this is set in. My knowledge of Harry Houdini is limited, all I know is that he an iconic magician. It doesn't matter if you know anything at all about Houdini, this book is perfectly enjoyable all on it's own.The narrator is Dash, Houdini's brother and manager. The story begins with him as an old man but soon transports us back to 19th century America. It's clear that Houdini is eccentric and wit [...]

    8. March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room

      Daniel Stashower’s Harry Houdini Mysteries are delightful cozies for readers who enjoy quiet but fast-paced mystery, delectable period detail, and excellent prose from an author who is deeply versed in the historical period he chooses. Mr. Stashower sets actual historic individuals into a setting of his own invention, rendering the locale, events, and persons as realistically as if they themselves stepped forward off the pages of history just to entertain contemporary readers.In this “episod [...]

    9. Jo Jenner

      Purchased from the works in a 'I need something to read while waiting for the bus' moment and included in a 3 for £5 offer I was not expecting much. How wrong was I? This is a well written book which takes the times and plays them out. There is a murder and it needs to be solved but why is Harry Houdini involved? The murder happens during an illusion and only Harry and his brother/agent understand the business enough to be able to solve it. The main character is Harry's brother Dash Hardeen who [...]

    10. Riju Ganguly

      Although Daniel Stashower has titled this series as "Harry Houdini Mysteries", I am finding it increasingly unfair, since that totally neglects the fact that Houdini's brother Hardeen had played a very important (as a matter of fact, HE is the detective, while Houdini is the more famous performer who gathers the fame or notoreity) role in solving these mysteries. Yes, he is the narrator, but to think he was only working as Watson is to be grossly unjust towards him. Anyway, this 2nd novel in the [...]

    11. Fred Rauch

      Another (second) adventure of Harry Houdini and his brother, Dash Hardeen. Again Dash is the real sleuth. This one involves noted magician Harry Keller, a real magician, who preceded Houdini as the major magician of the era. It even gets L. Frank Baum in as Keller's biographer (Baum would go on to author "The Wizard of Oz and model his wizard after Keller). The story is well-written; the plot is not too complex but interesting, and the ending is satisfactory. I am going to next read the final bo [...]

    12. Anna Kim

      I think the best part of this book is the portrayal of the relationship between the two brothers. The mystery, with the additional layer of magic, is intriguing and it's fun to read about the illusions from the professional point-of-view.

    13. Jim

      The Houdini books are good. This one focuses on magic a bit more than the other two. Harry thinks he is Sherlock Holmes, but Dash is the real detective. Harry's wife Bess, Biggs and Lieutenant Murry are great supporting characters. I hope there are more smart mysteries to come from Mr. Stashower.

    14. Hearts On Fire Reviews

      Reviewed by: MalloryGenre: M/F MysteryRated: 5 stars Check out the review on heartsonfirereviews/

    15. Karen wadey

      This book puts me in mind of a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Whilst it was enjoyable it's not something I would seek out to read again.

    16. Robbie

      This one got off to a slow start, then began to gain in momentum. It was a fairly quick read, mostly toward the end of the book. I rate this one 4 stars.

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