Book Reviews of Nevermore

Nevermore
Nevermore
Author: William Hjortsberg
ISBN-13: 9780312956950
ISBN-10: 0312956959
Publication Date: 1/1996
Pages: 308
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Dead Letter
Book Type: Paperback
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Set in the 1920's, New York City, a fictionalized novel of non-fiction characters,--Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allen Poe. Exquisite storytelling, though sometimes gruesome. An entertaining novel.
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In 1920's New York Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle track down a cunning serial killer who remains one death ahead.
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The Jazz Age heralds the dawn of swinging music, sexy flappers, bathtub gin and gruesome murder . . Though vaudeville is dying, sleight-of-hand artist and escap master Harry Houdini still dazzles audiences--and wages war with corrupt mediums. At the same time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in America to lecture on the occult, only to face frequent visits from what appears to be the restless spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. But soon Houdini and Doyle find their lives irrevocably linked by dark, EARTHLY forces.
When mutilated bodies begin turning up around New York City, a shocking pattern emerges: the killings mirror the grisly murders found in Poe's chilling stories. Now Houdini and Doyle must outwit a clever killer, before they themselves become history.
Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's premier detective Sherlock Holmes' stories will enjoy pitting their wits against the author---Will you be able to figure out Whodunnit?
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The Jazz Age heralds the dawn of swinging music, sexy flappers, bathtub gin and gruesome murder ...

Though vaudeville is dying, Houdini still dazzles audiences - and wages war with corrupt mediums. At the same time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in America to lecture on the occult, only to face frequent visits from what appears to be the restless spirit of Edgar Allen Poe. But soon Houdini and Doyle find their lives irrevocably linked by dark, earthly forces.

When mutilated bodies begin turning up around New York City, a shocking pattern emerges: the killings mirror the grisly murders found in Poe's chilling stories. Now Houdini and Doyle must outwit a clever killer, before they themselves become history.