Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright

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Breese Books, 1995 - Fiction - 160 pages
"Here's another Sherlock Holmes pastiche from the fertile pen of Val Andrews. Again two areas of mystery are linked: the exploits of Sherlock Holmes and the secrets of master escapologist, Harry Houdini. Doctor Watson's collaborator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, finds himself drawn into the world of the fake psychics and Houdini is anxious for Holmes to unmask the perpetrators who prey on the innocent believers." "Once he has been torn away from his bee-keeping activities, Holmes's investigations lead him to some surprising locations including a Ruritanian castle. Sherlockians, historians and magic buffs will all be intrigued and delighted with this classic detective story which links fact and a little fiction to suggest what may have happened to Houdini after his death." "Again .... the game is afoot."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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There are actually two stories here, the first of which is okay, the second of which is not so great. The first story finds Sherlock Holmes enjoying a quiet retirement after WWI. He does leave his ... Read full review

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