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By Daniel Stashower | Comments: ( 454 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

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 thenThe 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


  • Title: Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter
  • Author: Daniel Stashower
  • ISBN: 9780857686213
  • Page: 482
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Daniel Stashower

Daniel Stashower is the author of The Boy Genius and The Mogul as well as the Edgar Award winning Teller of Tales The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle He is also the author of five mystery novels, the most recent of which is The Houdini Specter Stashower is a recipient of The Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing, and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford A freelance journalist since 1986, Stashower s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Traveller and Connoisseur He lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, D.C.



Comments Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter

  • Marleen

    Received from Book GeeksThe year is 1898 and Harry Houdini is twenty-four years old. Because theatre agents in New York are still convinced that there is no market for or interest in escape-artists, Houdini is still confined to dime museums where he performs tricks that frustrate him and leave him feeling humiliated.Something comes along though to take his mind of his slow progress towards the fame he feels he is destined to achieve. Biggs, a journalist and friend of Harry’s brother Dash, has [...]


  • Tony

    THE HOUDINI SPECTER. (2012). Daniel Stashower. ***1/2.In this adventure of the Great Houdini, he pits his skills as a magician against a man who claims to have supernatural powers. In real life, Houdini spent much of his time debunking such spiritualists – learning all of their secrets used to lure their ‘clients’ into believing in their arcane powers. With this medium, however, he is faced with what seems to be an incredible effect: one of the members of a séance is murdered while the me [...]


  • Ken

    I didn't think this one was as good as The Dime Museum Murders, which was the first I read in the Houdini series. I couldn't decide if the ending was just a little far fetched or just not what I was expecting. Apparently, the author had received some previous feedback about the ending as well as he addressed some of it in his afterword.3 STARS


  • Nicole

    The Houdini Sector is the last book in the The Houdini Mysteries series. All the Harry Houdini mysteries seemed to start slow but they drew me and I could not put them down. Determined to be successful as an escape artist Harry goes about pursuing someone who will hire him to entertain crowds with his daring acts. With the help of his brother Harry gets tangled up in proving that a seance is a fake. All goes well until one of the guests at the seance ends up dead. Confused and befuddled the two [...]


  • John

    I enjoyed it, but the author created a MAJOR error in the character of Houdini's mother, who is shown, or at least it is implied, to be speaking English (Houdini devotees will be quick to tell you that Houdini's mother spoke little to now English). Other than that, a neat little story!


  • Matt Mitrovich

    This is not the first Harry Houdini fiction I read. That honor goes to "Imprisoned With the Pharaohs" by weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft, which I read last month. The story is allegedly based on a true experience Houdini had in Egypt. It is unlikely Houdini actually experienced the horrors presented in the story since Lovecraft believed the original story was fabricated and he took significant artistic license. Nevertheless, Houdini was impressed by the story and continued to offer Lovecraf [...]


  • Dannion Hards

    Written by Daniel Stashower, the Houdini Specter takes place in the late 1890s on the streets of New York. The novel, narrated by Houdini’s brother; Dash, tells the story of Houdini’s struggle as a master escape artist, before the opportunity of making himself herd arouses, by exposing the tricks of the fraud medium Lucius Craig to the gullible New York public. Mimicking Craig’s tricks to expose him, Houdini is later shocked when Craig manages to produce a “spirit” which murders one of [...]


  • Wendy Mao

    Gives us a glimpse into the life of Houdini back before he was Houdini.Pretty enjoyable book, a decent read. Told from the viewpoint of Houdini's brother, who seems to be very much more intelligent and likable than the famous magician.The book has a decent storyline and plot development, enough to keep you engrossed if you aren't too picky about details. For me, what detracted most from the book was:[spoiler alert]1) Houdini's insufferable lack of humility. The dude's 24! Historically, he was kn [...]


  • John Frazier

    Every now and then you have to indulge in a little light reading, a little reprieve from the history books and biographies. This was such an escape, no pun intended.Had read a good biography of Houdini a few years ago, during which I learned about his disdain for psychics and soothsayers. "The Houdini Specter" centers around him and his brother Dash Hardeen (also a magician and illusionist), who attempt to expose the conniving clairvoyant Lucius Craig, who has weaseled his way into the heart and [...]


  • Riju Ganguly

    A very good book, with fast-paced storyline (with enought details about the world of magic as well as its misuse by charlatans), credible characters, enigmatic hints about the technology of the future (in 1898, as far as we are concerned it is already past), and our beloved duo of protagonists (Harry Houdini & Dash Hardeen), ably supported by Bess Houdini (who truly steals the scenes wherever she is allowed to do something), and Lieutenant Murray. Why Mr Stashower stopped the series after on [...]


  • Sandy

    Interesting premise for a mystery series - Harry Houdini and his brother Hardeen before Harry became famous. Written by a magician, there are tantalizing reveals about magic which for the real fan are fascinating. Harry and his brother are characters with Hardeen being the more likable, and make a good team together. This story takes place in the early 1900's in NYC which is always a fun time. Very good locked room mystery and an easy read. Author writes smooth and tight. Will go back and read t [...]


  • Jack

    A good read and intersting historical mystery series. A pre-famous, 20-something Harry Houdini, his wife and brother are at the center of the story. His brother acts as Houdini's "Dr. Watson". Intersting that it is set at a Medium reaading (Since several book clubers are going to one tonight!) Also set in turn of the century New York city. I will definately look out for the other titles in this series.


  • David Marshall

    This is actually great fun and although I'm somewhat sceptical of one of the historical features, it;s an engaging addition to the historical mystery genre.opionator.wordpress/2012/0


  • Karen

    Entertaining whodunit reminiscent of Agatha Christie - high praise indeed! Although this is the third in a series, it is a stand alone book, and I can't wait to read the other two.


  • Holly

    From Pen Fatales: Master magician Harry Houdini attends a seance. (I have no bias in favor of magicians. Sure, they're cool. But this is just a damn good book.)


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