The magician's greatest trick is to use our own imaginations against us.
In this intelligent tale of supernatural suspense set in the Jazz Age, the world’s greatest mind magician accepts a challenge from his nemesis, Harry Houdini. Who will be the world's greatest magician? Only a very public showdown can settle it once and for all.
He returns to America to answer Houdini's challenge, stopping over at an unusual boarding house that caters to artists and other creative types—and he has bizarre scores to settle there. The house’s newest servant, Emily, must resist the magician’s powers alone after her only friend disappears, leaving her vulnerable to his domineering and sinister control.
The Blank Slate Boarding House for Creatives welcomes believers and skeptics alike in its dark and historical setting.
The story will appeal to readers of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Laurie R. King it twists history with magic and flights of fancy in rich layers.
Ultimately, readers will wonder, “What is magic?” Or, perhaps, “What is real?”