The world's most famous magician. But before his name became legend, who was young Harry Houdini?
New York City, 1886. Harry Houdini is just a penniless street urchin dabbling with a few escape tricks. But when a well-known magician goes missing in mysterious circumstances, Harry and his friends, Arthur and Billie, are sucked into a deadly adventure.
Now Harry must put all his extraordinary skills into action - not just to solve the mystery - but to stay alive. Because when he falls into the clutches of some of Manhattan's most dangerous villains, his spectacular escapes won't be for show - they'll be a matter of life and death!
Simon Nicholson grew up in London. He worked in theatre for a while, and then started to write, mainly for children. He has written plays, books, and over a hundred episodes of television series, and has been nominated for BAFTA and RTS awards. He lives in Winchester with his young family - and lots of books about Houdini.