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The Last Illusion (Molly Murphy Mysteries)

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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 Broadway.

But before Houdini can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong and to the crowds 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 hes not the only one critical of “The King of Handcuffs.” Risking his life every night, Houdini has raised the stakes to such a perilous level that hes putting lesser acts out of business.

With everyone on edge, Houdinis 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.

Synopsis:

Molly Murphy is hired to protect none other than Harry Houdini after the on-stage death of a magician's assistant, in the latest in Bowen's award-winning series.

Synopsis:

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong—and the sensational Signor Scarpellis lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?

And it seems the maestro Scarpellis not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that hes raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdinis wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now its up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks—or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on…

Synopsis:

Award-winning author Rhys Bowen brings early-twentieth-century New York City magically to life in

THE LAST ILLUSION

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong—and the sensational Signor Scarpellis lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?

“Winning…The gutsy Molly, whos no prim Edwardian miss, will appeal to fans of contemporary female detectives.”—Publishers Weekly

And it seems the maestro Scarpellis not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that hes raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdinis wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now its up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks—or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on…

About the Author

Rhys Bowen’s novels have received a remarkable number of awards, including the Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards as well as the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award. She is also the author of the Royal Spyness series and the Edgar Award--nominated Constable Evan Evans mysteries. Born in England, she now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband. Visit her online at www.rhysbowen.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312385408
Author:
Bowen, Rhys
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
City and town life - New York (State) -
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 9
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.45 x 0.96 in

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"Synopsis" by , Molly Murphy is hired to protect none other than Harry Houdini after the on-stage death of a magician's assistant, in the latest in Bowen's award-winning series.
"Synopsis" by ,

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong—and the sensational Signor Scarpellis lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?

And it seems the maestro Scarpellis not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that hes raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdinis wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now its up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks—or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on…

"Synopsis" by ,

Award-winning author Rhys Bowen brings early-twentieth-century New York City magically to life in

THE LAST ILLUSION

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong—and the sensational Signor Scarpellis lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?

“Winning…The gutsy Molly, whos no prim Edwardian miss, will appeal to fans of contemporary female detectives.”—Publishers Weekly

And it seems the maestro Scarpellis not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that hes raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdinis wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now its up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks—or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on…

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