THE GIRL WHO HAND­CUFFED HOU­DINI

CAN HOU­DINI ES­CAPE HIS OWN MUR­DER?

Real Crime - - Home Invasion - RE­LEASED OUT NOW AU­THOR CYN­THIA VON BUH­LER PUB­LISHER TI­TAN COMICS AVAIL­ABLE IN HARD­BACK Dave Cook

The death of leg­endary es­cape artist Harry Hou­dini is mired in mys­tery and con­spir­acy. His­tory tells us that he died due to ap­pen­dici­tis, but this new retelling of­fers a new, more dan­ger­ous and sin­is­ter ver­sion of events.

Our pro­tag­o­nist is Minky Wood­cock, who goes un­der­cover as Hou­dini’s as­sis­tant after re­ceiv­ing a tip that his life is in danger. The snappy and sassy plot tees up sev­eral po­ten­tial con­spir­a­tors who want to ex­pose him as a prac­ti­tioner of the su­per­nat­u­ral arts. Minky’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion takes her to dark séances, speakeasies and even sees her par­tic­i­pat­ing in Hou­dini’s deathde­fy­ing es­cape stunts.

The art cap­tures the 1920s style won­der­fully, while the well- paced script ratch­ets up the ten­sion as the days count down to Hou­dini’s death. Minky’s search for the truth be­comes in­creas­ingly ur­gent, cul­mi­nat­ing in an end­ing that paves the way for more Minky Wood­cock ad­ven­tures.

If you’re a sucker for crime and the­atrics, you should give this a look.

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