Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder
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Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder (Harry Houdini Mysteries #3)

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In turn-of-the-century New York City, struggling young performer Harry Houdini is working for the renowned magician Kellar. One night his master’s astonishing illusion the Floating Lady goes horribly wrong, with Kellar’s levitating assistant apparently plunging to her death. Houdini, along with his wife Bess and brother Dash, must solve the mystery and figure out how the y...more
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Published February 7th 2012 by Titan Books (first published 2000)
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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 Houdini, his wi...more
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...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Mar 10, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews added it  ·  review of another edition
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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 “episode,”...more
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...more
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.
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.
Mitch Goodkin
Hmm....this book seemed to show Houdini's brother Theo as the main character. Houdini came off as a pompous and impulsive secondary character.
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Genre: M/F Mystery
Rated: 5 stars

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I only recently discovered Daniel Stashower, and am looking forward to reading more.
Andrew (Ace)
Great characters and a good mystery - all very well-written and witty.
Received this unsolicited - it was fine but not great. A quick read.
Very entertaining!
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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...more
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