A representative, well-rounded anthology of some legendary conjurers, prestidigitators, fakers, and fakirs--among them...

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WHODUNIT? HOUDINI?: Thirteen Tales of Magic, Murder, Mystery

A representative, well-rounded anthology of some legendary conjurers, prestidigitators, fakers, and fakirs--among them Maxwell Grant's Norgil the Magician, Clayton Rawson's the Great Merlini, and Rafael Sabatini's Count Cagliostro. The choicest acts are William Irish's mesmerising story of Dixieland black magic, ""Papa Benjamin""; John Collier's tongue-in-cheek ""Rope Enough""; and Stanley Ellin's ""The Moment of Decision."" Also included are Kipling's ""In the House of Suddhoo,"" Ben Hecht's ""The Shadow,"" and Carter Dickson's ""The New Invisible Man."" Legerdemain in the palm of a hand--if much less to hold than Les Daniels' competitor.

Pub Date: Aug. 4, 1976

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Publisher: Harper & Row

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1976