Houdini and Nate Mysteries

Harry Houdini – the world’s greatest escape artist – is in need of a new hat. That is what brings him to Bennett & Son, Gentlemen’s Hatters of Fifth Avenue, where young Nathaniel G. Makeworthy Fuller is working for the summer. A surprising friendship develops between the world-famous daredevil and the boy clerk, and they become a fantastic mystery-solving team.

With fast-paced plotting and a colorful blend of fact and fiction, these historical mystery novels are thrilling reads.

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Frame-up on the Bowery
Frame-up on the Bowery
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During Yuletide 1911, a brutal Midtown murder shocks the denizens of New York City. After a mutual friend is wrongly accused of being the killer, young sleuth Nate Fuller, along with his famous mentor Harry Houdini, is determined to solve the case. For starters, Houdini and Nate are certain their friend has been framed. But why? By whom? And how can they save him?

In their new adventure, old New York’s acclaimed detecting duo brave the rough-and-tumble streets of the Lower East Side, where colorful, conniving characters abound, and the only thing certain is danger every step of the way.

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Houdini and Nate Mysteries (Volume 3)

Tom Lalicki

FSG Books for Young Readers

During Yuletide 1911, a brutal Midtown murder shocks the denizens of New York City. After a mutual friend is wrongly accused of being the killer, young sleuth Nate Fuller, along with his famous...

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Shots at Sea
Shots at Sea
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Young Nate Fuller is ready for adventure as he boards the Lusitania, the biggest, grandest ocean liner ever to sail the seas. Nate is hoping to sharpen his detective skills with some help from his mentor, Harry Houdini, and to rub elbows with Teddy Roosevelt, as both legendary men are also making the voyage. Everything seems set for a smooth journey to England. Then shots ring out! A cunning would-be killer tries to assassinate the former president. As the waters become choppier, Nate and Houdini must race to find and foil their suspect before he makes a second attempt.
 
With the fast pacing and clever historical detailing that made Danger in the Dark such a “thoroughly enjoyable” read (Kirkus Reviews), Tom Lalicki has created another first-class setting and suspense-filled story line, including revealing details of one of Houdini’s famous tricks.
 
Shots at Sea is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Houdini and Nate Mysteries (Volume 2)

Tom Lalicki

FSG Books for Young Readers

Young Nate Fuller is ready for adventure as he boards the Lusitania, the biggest, grandest ocean liner ever to sail the seas. Nate is hoping to sharpen his detective skills with some help...

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Danger in the Dark
Danger in the Dark
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A truly captivating historical adventure, Danger in the Dark launches the Houdini & Nate Mystery series with fast-paced plotting and a colorful blend of fact and fiction.
 
Danger in the Dark is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Houdini and Nate Mysteries (Volume 1)

Tom Lalicki

FSG Books for Young Readers

Harry Houdini – the world’s greatest escape artist – is in need of a new hat. That is what brings him to Bennett & Son, Gentlemen’s Hatters of Fifth Avenue,...

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