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Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright

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Sherlock Holmes is in retirement, tending his apiary on the Sussex coast.

His partner in crime, Doctor John Watson, believed their sleuthing days were over.

That is, until he receives an urgent visit from eminent magician, Harry Houdini.

Houdini is convinced that a set of fraudulent mediums are praying on the deceased and conning them out of money.

He manages to persuade Holmes and Watson to step back in the fray and unmask the criminals.

But then, a few years later, Houdini dies in suspicious circumstances.

And his distraught widow, knowing his previous involvement with the crime-fighting duo, implores Holmes and Watson to take on the case.

As Holmes delves deep into the life and death of the mysterious magician, he is set on a trail that will take him across the globe, from Canada to Hungary.

Is the body in Houdini's coffin really his?

Was his death linked to the fake mediums his ousted?

'Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright' is a thrilling new Sherlock adventure, which combines fact and fiction to create an expertly-plotted mystery.

Praise for Val Andrews:

'A treat for any fan of the master detective.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Cold Kill'.

Val Andrews (15 February 1926 - 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels.

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Genre: Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

June 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright [Large Print]
Author(s): Val Andrews
ISBN: 0-7089-5292-5 / 978-0-7089-5292-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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June 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
Author(s): Val Andrews
ISBN: 0-947533-91-5 / 978-0-947533-91-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Breese Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright
Author(s): Val Andrews
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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