"New York City in 1897 and young escape artist Harry Houdini is struggling to get the recognition he craves from the ruthless entertainment industry. When toy tycoon Branford Wintour is found murdered in his Fifth Avenue mansion, detectives call upon Houdini to help solve this mysterious crime. When Harry and his brother Dash reach the scene of the murder, they discover that Wintour was killed seemingly by a magic trick..."--P.  of cover.
"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 young lady died from drowning rather than a fatal fall."--P.  of cover.
"Young magician 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 charlatan managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself, or how the apparition was able to stab a fellow guest to death and then disappear!"--P.  of cover.