The Magician's Fire

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The Magician's Fire
by Simon Nicholson

Young Harry Houdini an aspiring magician in 1886 Manhattan who has been shining shoes since his recent arrival from Budapest has a mystery to solve. With his two best friends Billie, an orphan from New Orleans, and Arthur, the neglected son of a wealthy banker are on a quest to find Harry's mentor, Herbie Lemster, who disappears from his dressing room backstage in a puff of purple smoke. Grades 4-6