Houdini Lives

"I enjoyed the book, (Houdini Lives!) very much - it's excellent, reading with an interesting twist, it should be a ... The James Callahan Mysteries, & a collection or short stories called 'The Stalker and Other Tales of Love & Murder'.

Author: Al Blanchard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615135830

Category: Fiction

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It's 1966, and world famous magician, escape artist, Harry Houdini, did not die 40 years ago as people thought. He's has been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback. Who are these enemies from the 1920's, and why are they still trying to kill him? Can Stanford, the young, hip, up-and-coming magician, and his sultry assistant, Solea, save his life? A magician creates a world of wonder and asks people to believe in that world. It is the highest form of entertainment. What is Houdini's secret identity? Will this be his final illusion? Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare for a tall tale of murder, mystery, romance, and political drama. Houdini lives or dies is only a matter of time. www.HoudiniLives.com
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Without Tears and Other Tales

The more he pondered, the less he understood; least of all the veritable Houdini feat of entering their house unseen, finding and loading the pistol, then leaving the house again unseen. All within one minute, presupposing of course ...

Author: Michael Eisele

Publisher: Michael Eisele

ISBN: 9780973470307

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Tales of mystery and adventure, written in a narrative style without pathos, describe episodes of human fate taking place in the vast region of Canada, where wolves still howl and grizzlies roam. Other tales in this collection are set in the Caribbean.
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Dachshund Tails Rescued and Other Tales

Magic—Houdini athis finest. Disappearing dog act. Pullthe dachshund out ofthehat. What!No magician'shat? Worse yet,noBecky Jo.The crate was empty. The latch hadn't been fully fastened. Now the door stood wide open.

Author: Marilyn Cochran Mosley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412252249

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Another dachshund tale about one rescued dachshund bent upon mischief as he travels, his rescued friends and their stories, and his new brother, also a rescued dachshund. Schultz is the storyteller if one uses a smidgen of imagination. Everyday is a new adventure for Schultz, whether he's home on Vashon Island in Puget Sound in Washington state or sniffing the air while passing through new territory. Stubbornness, playfulness and a talent for mischief are part of his personality, the thread of his story. His tale is about his coming to Vashon Island, his new-found family and his pet primate, Marilyn. Schultz introduces some of his favorite rescued friends midway through the book. Each one tells a heart-warming story of a dachsie abandoned, deserted, lost, or caught in a mischievous moment or two. All of the stories are based on true incidents.
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Daymare and Other Tales from the Pulps

Maybe you're Houdini's pet nephew or something." Walter grinned at him. He said, "If I had a hat, I might show you one." It was safe; neither of the boys had worn hats. Mae pointed to the tricky little thing she'd taken off her head and ...

Author: Fredric Brown

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434494450

Category: Fiction

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Mystery and science fiction writer Fredric Brown (1906-1972) remains best-known for his short fiction. His story "Arena" (in this volume) became the basis for a "Star Trek" episode of the same title. "Arena" was also voted by the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the twenty finest SF stories of all time. In addition to "Arena," this volume contains five more of Brown's classic tales: "Daymare," "The Little Lamb," "The Geezenstacks," "The Hat Trick," and "Don't Look Behind You."
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The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure 1925

Sherlock Holmes went on to feature in fiftysix short stories and four novels, cementing Conan Doyle's reputation as ... on the subjects and engaging in a very public friendship and falling out with the American magician Harry Houdini.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473369689

Category: Fiction

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This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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When Herscue Met Jomphrey and Other Tales from an Aspie Marriage

Scenario 4: A Tale of Hypnosis You meet this really interesting person. I mean really interesting. They don't dothings the way others do. ... Just like Houdini, it has given you the slip. You must know this one, along with the disturbed ...

Author: Herscue Bergenstreiml

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502119

Category: Family & Relationships

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"I knew this guy was out of the square. He was so far out, he was in the hexagonal prism that was past the triangle next to the square." When the author met her future husband, she was instantly charmed by his intensity, wacky conversation choices, and innate desire to create peculiar names. Seventeen years, one wedding, one baby and several adopted names later, it began to dawn on 'Herscue' that family jokes about her husband having Asperger's Syndrome may be closer to the truth than she had first imagined. Filled with moving and hilarious tales, one of which provides the origins of the author and her husband's adopted names, Herscue and Jomphrey, and their even stranger pronunciations, this personal account grapples with the highs and lows of a 25 year marriage to an Aspie husband.
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The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen 1919

Sherlock Holmes went on to feature in fiftysix short stories and four novels, cementing Conan Doyle's reputation as ... on the subjects and engaging in a very public friendship and falling out with the American magician Harry Houdini.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473369412

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1919 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Transforming Tales

In other words, Merlin's bodily mutability stands in contrast to the definitive declarations he makes about the ... it via transformation he can be compared to a very different figure, the nineteenth-century escapologist, Harry Houdini.

Author: Miranda Griffin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191510601

Category: Literary Criticism

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Transforming Tales argues that the study of transformation is crucial for understanding a wide range of canonical work in medieval French literature. From the lais and Arthurian romances of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, through the Roman de la Rose and its widespread influence, to the fourteenth-century Ovide moralisé and the vast prose cycles of the late Middle Ages, metamorphosis is a recurrent theme, resulting in some of the best-known and most powerful literature of the era. Transforming Tales is the first book in English to explore in detail the importance of ideas of metamorphosis in French literature from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. This book's purpose is twofold: it traces a series of figures (the werewolf, the snake-woman, the nymph, the magician, amongst others) as they are transformed within individual texts; and it also examines the way in which the stories of transformation themselves become rewritten during the course of the Middle Ages. Griffin's approach combines close readings and comparisons of literary texts with readings informed by modern critical theories which are grounded in many of the ideas raised by medieval metamorphosis: the body, gender, identity and categories of life. Literary depictions and reworkings of transformation raise questions about medieval understandings of the differences between human and animal, man and woman, God and man, life and death—these are the questions explored in Transforming Tales.
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Edgar Allan Poe s the Tell tale Heart and Other Stories

and here Menninger quotes from an article about Houdini in The Psychoanalytic Review, straightjackets, all manner of manacles, chains, handcuffs, prison cells, chests, hampers, glass boxes, roll-top desks, and even iron boilers.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438119229

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Presents a collection of critical essays on Poe's novel, The tell-tale heart, arranged chronologically in the order of their original publication.
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Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales

Food wasn't scarce in Chicago, not if you had the old kale, But to you 'twas as much of a mystery as Houdini busting a jail. And then came a year with a Rep. show, “East Lynn” always for a run; You played Sir Francis Levinson and then ...

Author: Robert S. Bader

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781557839220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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GROUCHO MARX AND OTHER SHORT STORIES AND TALL TALES: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF GROUCHO M
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The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

“Under the Pyramids”wasghostwritten for the Hungarianborn magician Harry Houdini (born EhrichWeiss, 1874–1926)in February1924. Itwas first published (as “Imprisoned withthePharaohs”) inWeirdTales (May–June–July 1924) and reprinted in ...

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101663035

Category: Fiction

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A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Houdini Periodical Bibliography

"Houdini - A Definitive Bibliography, Part One" p8 1 +. * Nov 1967.v32n3."Houdini-ADefinitiveBibliography,PartTwo"pi35+. ... "The Other Houdini" p826+. * Feb 1992. v55 n4. ... (ad for Houdini Strange Tales) p67. * Nov 1 993 . v57 n 1 .

Author: Arthur Moses

Publisher: Arthur Moses

ISBN: 0972793887

Category: Escape artists

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Weird Tales 1924 March

“Mr. Houdini,” she said, speaking in the Magyar tongue, “l am in great distress, and you have it in your power to help me. ... the shrewdest police and the leading To scientists of this and other countries for the past twenty years, ...

Author: Arthur Wyllie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794852969

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A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

[799] Houdini and his wife Bess joined ACD and his family for the weekend at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City. ... [1051] Tales of the Ring and Camp/The Croxley Master and Other Tales of the Ring and July 12 July 12 July 12 July 18 ...

Author: Brian W. Pugh

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781787053472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first published in 2009; this was fully revised, expanded in 2012 and 2014, an Addenda & Corrigenda was published in 2016. This 2018 edition has been completely updated and revised and supersedes all previous editions, it includes all of the revisions and corrections that were made previously plus the information and maps included in the Addenda & Corrigenda. Also included is information located during research since 2016. New photographs have been added to those already published and The Times is now listed in the sources with the date of publication. The first section contains a family tree and a detailed chronology of the major and minor events in the life of Sir Arthur and his family from 1755 to 1930. This is followed by sections on events from 1930 to 1998, An Arctic Voyage in 1880, maps of Conan Doyle's travels, the residences of Conan Doyle and his family, where are they buried, locations of plaques and statues, Arthur Conan Doyle and cricket, Arthur Conan Doyle and Portsmouth Football Club, Innes Doyle and cricket, a list of biographies and semi-biographical works, a list of Facsimile manuscripts that have been published, a bibliography, a selective list of miscellaneous writings, works consulted and about the chronologist. Finally, there are a number of well-reproduced photographs of ACD his family at various times of his life; some have not appeared in print before. This publication proves that there is more to Arthur Conan Doyle than just Sherlock Holmes.
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Sleeping with Houdini

“ The Ideal Survey , ” “ Man - thing , ” “ Twenty - seven in a Row , ” “ Asuncia , ” and “ The Portable Pussy ” also appeared in The Book of Orgasms and Other Tales , which is only available in the UK ( Bloodaxe Books , Ltd , 2003 ) .

Author: Nin Andrews

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 1929918992

Category: Poetry

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The leading female voice of American prose poetry reinvents Houdini as a metaphor.
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Lightning Year 6 Short Stories Teacher s Notes Book 1

1 , Houdini Session 1 Middle level Guiding the reading Text introduction Synopsis It is the proud boast of ... Links with other Lightning books This book links to the non - fiction book for Year 6 , Term 1 , Wild and Weird Pets .

Author: Pearson Education

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 0602308283

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Lightning provides: 32 books with 3 levels of differentiation per book; whole texts that provide NLS genre coverage; linked themes across fiction, non-fiction and the wider curriculum; focussed teaching support for each book including comprehension and writing activities; and a teaching and practice CD that provides opportunities for ICT.
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The Haunting of the Presidents

However, many years later, Houdini's assistant confessed the magician actually planted the ruler when he found no other way to discredit Crandon's abilities. Despite the oftentold tale that Houdini exposed all mediums as frauds, ...

Author: Joel Martin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101220058

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Experience America's secret history in the untold phenomena of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue... The scandals of the White House have always commanded attention, but little has been acknowledged of the documented paranormal events that have shaken its stately porticos for more than a century. They are in fact, part of declassified, substantiated records dating back from George Washington through the Clinton administration. Now, complete with actual transcripts of channeling sessions and séances, the history of the paranormal presidency is revealed for the first time in a fascinating exploration of the country’s most famous portal to the unknown. • What were the chilling revelations of the séances conducted by Mary Todd Lincoln, Martha Washington, and Eleanor Roosevelt? • What secrets did John F. Kennedy reveal—after his death? • Why was Hillary Clinton compelled to channel the spirits of past First Ladies? • Which presidents admitted in private to have had UFO encounters? • What’s the source of the strange light emanating from the Rose Room? • Who—or what—is playing the haunted strains of phantom music in the private halls of the White House? Featuring a comprehensive see-for-yourself tour guide to the Presidential Haunted Places.
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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Ultimate Collection 23 Novels 200 Short Stories Including Poetry Plays Spiritual Works True Crime Stories Historical Works Autobiography

... and Other Tales Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories The Last Galley: Impressions ... Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Mediumship of Florence Cook The Houdini Enigma The Uncharted Coast ...

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026877967

Category: True Crime

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Sketches Professor Challenger The Lost World The Poison Belt The Land of Mists When the World Screamed The Disintegration Machine Brigadier Gerard The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard The Adventures of Gerard Novels Micah Clarke The White Company The Great Shadow The Refugees Rodney Stone Uncle Bernac Sir Nigel Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone The Doings of Raffles Haw Beyond The City The Parasite The Stark Munro Letters The Tragedy of the Korosko A Duet The Maracot Deep Short Story Collections Mysteries and Adventures The Captain of the Pole-Star Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories Impressions and Tales Danger and Other Stories Tales of Pirates and Blue Water Other Stories Poetry Songs of Action Songs of the Road The Guards Came Through Plays Sherlock Holmes The Crown Diamond Jane Annie Waterloo A Pot of Caviare The Speckled Band The Journey Spiritualism The New Revelation The Vital Message The Wanderings of a Spiritualist The Coming of the Fairies The History of Spiritualism Pheneas Speaks The Spiritualist's Reader The Edge of the Unknown Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Mediumship of Florence Cook The Houdini Enigma The Uncharted Coast Historical Works The Great Boer War The War in South Africa The Crime of the Congo The German War A Visit to Three Fronts A History of the Great War A Glimpse of the Army The Duello in France True Crime Stories Other Works & Personal Memoirs Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer and a creator of Sherlock Holmes.
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Flim Flam Houdini and the Hereafter

RESOURCES In the past 30 years there has been a proliferation of books and resources written about Harry Houdini, ... Spiritualism exposé with photographs of the slides Houdini projected during his lectures Teller of Tales: The Life of ...

Author: Gene Franklin Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312864443

Category: Performing Arts

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A stage play based on actual events. In the summer of 1922, Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle team to investigate psychic mediums for the Scientific American committee. Their friendship is challenged when Conan Doyle champions a beautiful and seductive psychic as authentic. Houdini is determined to prove that she is a phony, until she apparently contacts Houdini's beloved dead mother, and he must confront his own beliefs about life-after-death.
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Jack The Ripper

His novels and short stories have featured Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini, and others from different eras. After winning a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction to work at Oxford University for a year, ...

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781784976231

Category: Fiction

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The ultimate compendium of the legacy and legend of history's most notorious murderer. The predatory ritual, the escalating savagery of the crimes, the grisly trophies taken from his victim's bodies, the games played with his pursuers, the cannibalism: Jack the Ripper's reign of terror in London's East End during the autumn of 1888 casts a long shadow. Many have murdered more, but few have killed so brutally and none have forged such an enduring legend. For a century and a quarter the Ripper's crimes have appalled and fascinated in equal measure, inspiring over one hundred theories about this prototypical serial killer's identity and spawning thousands of works of fiction. This collection is the ultimate exploration of the Ripper legend. It sifts through Jack's legacy, blending the true story (told via contemporary reports and a century's worth of the best analysis) with the best crime and horror fiction his depraved deeds have inspired. Some of these stories are classics, some have been written especially for this volume. Including writing from Jeffery Deaver, Anne Perry, George Bernard Shaw, Ellery Queen, Boris Akunin, Ramsey Campbell, Harlan Ellison and Robert Bloch.
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