Part Two TONIGHT at 9/8c on HISTORY

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow

I spotted Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow back when it was released on April 25, but it appeared from the description on Amazon that it only name-checks Houdini in its title -- using the master magician as a metaphor rather than an actual character in the book (similar to The Houdini Girl a few years back).

But now someone has posted on Wikipedia that "Houdini appears as himself" in the fantasy/horror book. As a ghost maybe? Not sure, but it looks like the book now warrants a shout-out, if we are to trust Wikipedia.

Houdini Heart is available as a paperback and for the Kindle.

3 comments:

  1. Read this book. It's stunning. And yes, Harry Houdini appears as himself. Is he a ghost? Not to himself. Very very clever.

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  2. I read this book. It is a real page turner, I could not put it down. Houdini is not the main character in the book, but he appears throughout and, without giving too much away, his most famous escape is a centerpiece to the story. He really comes into focus near the end. If you love Houdini, you will love this book. I have read a couple of good biographies about Houdini, who I think was a genius on several levels, and Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow gives an accurate portrayal of Houdini when he appears in the book. I'll say no more, read the book.

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  3. Cool. Thank you for those details. I've ordered a copy for my shelf of Houdini fiction. :)

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