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Last Illusion (Molly Murphy Mysteries)

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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…

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…

About the Author

Rhys Bowen’s novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony Award for For the Love of Mike, and the Agatha Award for Murphy’s Law, the first Molly Murphy mystery. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Agatha, the Macavity, the Barry, and the  Mary Higgins Clark Award. Rhys Bowen is also the author of the acclaimed Evan Evans mystery series, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award, and several short stories, including the Anthony Award–winning “Doppelganger.” Ms. Bowen was born and raised in England and now lives in San Rafael, California. Visit her Web site at www.rhysbowen.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312535353
Author:
Bowen, Rhys
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 9
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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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…

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