Mrs. Hou­di­ni

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May 3, 2016

Before escape artist Har­ry Hou­di­ni died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife Bess from beyond the grave, using a cod­ed mes­sage known only to the two of them. When his wid­ow begins see­ing this code in seem­ing­ly impos­si­ble places, it becomes clear that Har­ry has an urgent mes­sage to con­vey. Unlock­ing the puz­zle will set Bess on a course back through the pair’s extra­or­di­nary inter­faith romance, which swept the illu­sion­ist and his bride from the beach­es of Coney Island to the palaces of Budapest to the back lots of Hol­ly­wood.

In sur­pris­ing turns that weave through the dawn of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry and into the daz­zling 1920s, Mrs. Hou­di­ni is a thrilling tale that goes to the heart of one of his­to­ry’s great­est love sto­ries, ask­ing what dri­ves peo­ple to believe in some­thing big­ger than them­selves in reveal­ing the famous magi­cian’s most remark­able feat of all.

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