From Publishers Weekly
Set in the Jazz Age and featuring Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as protagonists, Hjortsberg's gothic mystery centers around spiritualism and a murderer who is modeling his crimes after those in the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
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From Library Journal
Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle join forces in this historical mystery with occult overtones. In his later years, Doyle has become a true believer in mediums who speak with the spirits of the dead. Houdini, as a master of illusion, takes pride in exposing and debunking such fraudulent people. Despite their opposing views, a mutual interest in the occult draws them together in a respectful friendship. When murders patterned after the tales of Edgar Allan Poe begin to occur, Houdini and Doyle are as fascinated as the rest of the citizens of New York. When they discover that all the victims have a distant relationship to Houdini, they decide to work together to solve the mystery. Nevermore is an enjoyable though sometimes gruesome adventure that is much enhanced by the author's use of the many details behind Houdini's amazing escapes and magic tricks. For popular collections.--A.M.B. Amantia, Population Action International, Washington,
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