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.


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

  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.

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