Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Master Mystery unlocks $545

The photoplay edition of Houdini's 1918 serial The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey sold recently on eBay for $545. Copies of The Master Mystery do show up on eBay from time to time, but it's rare to see one that's still in the original dust-jacket.

Reprints of The Master Mystery can be purchased on Amazon. An eBook version for the Kindle is currently available for free. Unfortunately, none of these modern reprints think to feature Houdini on their covers.


  1. What a difference a DJ makes. Congrats to the winner.

  2. BTW, the last time a copy with the DJ appeared on eBay, I won it! I've long had a copy with a reproduction DJ. I was thrilled to finally add a real one to my collection.