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Shots at Sea

A Houdini & Nate Mystery

Houdini and Nate Mysteries

Tom Lalicki

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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Standing at the foot of the gangplank, Nate finally believed they were going. He had made a dozen trips to the tailor, accompanied his mother on numberless shopping excursions for travel necessities, and endured three bon voyage dinners with his aunt’s elderly friends. He had even sent a note to Ace Winchell, his onetime partner in crime fighting.

Suitcases, trunks, and hatboxes with enough clothes for his mother and great-aunt Alice—a whole year’s worth—were already stowed in the first-class cabin Nate would share with them. At this point, they simply had

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Praise for Shots at Sea

"Lalicki's follow-up to Danger in the Dark shows the title characters to be durable series sleuths." Booklist
 
"Lalicki is well-versed in his subjects."Kirkus Reviews
"Lalicki's follow-up to Danger in the Dark shows the title characters to be durable series sleuths." Booklist
 
"Lalicki is well-versed in his subjects."Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tom Lalicki

  • TOM LALICKI is the author of Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Danger in the Dark, the first book in the Houdini & Nate Mystery series. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
  • Tom Lalicki Photo courtesy of the author
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Shots at Sea

A Houdini & Nate Mystery

Houdini and Nate Mysteries

Tom Lalicki

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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