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The Houdini Girl

(1998)
A novel by

 
"Unusually deft and witty dialogue-. With great aplomb, [Bedford] has brought off an erotic thriller."-The New York Times Book Review

In The Houdini Girl, award-winning mystery writer Martyn Bedford explores the pulsing spiritual chaos that lies at the heart of erotic obsession. Fletcher "Red" Brandon is a master magician who uses his talents to seduce Rosa, a flinty Irish woman. But when Rosa is killed suddenly, Red discovers secrets about the woman with whom he shared one sexy, combative, freewheeling year. Inside Rosa's shoulder bag are a wig and a stranger's passport. And when a routine investigation reveals that Rosa has vanished before-and that her father was a terrorist for the IRA-Peter suspects foul play.

Red finds himself in Amsterdam, a stranger stumbling through his lover's secret history. Following a trail of addiction, prostitution, and murder, Red's search for the truth becomes more and more laden with mystery and forces him to reveal his own unsavory secrets. Masterfully plotted, The Houdini Girl transcends sleight-of-hand trickery for a stunning tale of love, loss, and the lure of illusion.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

1998 : USA Hardback
Title: The Houdini Girl
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-670-87964-9 / 978-0-670-87964-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: The Houdini Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-375-40527-5 / 978-0-375-40527-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Houdini Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-375-70476-0 / 978-0-375-70476-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: The Houdini Girl
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-14-029210-1 / 978-0-14-029210-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: The Houdini Girl
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-14-027288-7 / 978-0-14-027288-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: The Houdini Girl
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
ISBN: 0-14-028536-9 / 978-0-14-028536-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: The Houdini Girl
Author(s): MARTYN BEDFORD
ISBN: 0-670-88654-8 / 978-0-670-88654-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: VIKING/ALLEN LANE
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Houdini Girl (Modern Erotic Classics): A Novel
Author(s): Martyn Bedford
Publisher: Robinson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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