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Frame-up on the Bowery

Frame-up on the Bowery

A Houdini & Nate Mystery

Houdini and Nate Mysteries (Volume 3)

Tom Lalicki

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)




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.


Hearing the scream, Nate flew down the back stairs and dashed into the kitchen, expecting to find Marina bleeding uncontrollably. Or on the floor with a broken bone sticking out of her skin. Something ghastly and life-threatening.


Praise for Frame-up on the Bowery

“This third book in Lalicki's acclaimed Houdini and Nate Mystery series delivers action, appealing characters, and contemporary issues within an engaging historical context.” —VOYA

“Lalicki's storytelling continues to make good use of historically accurate details while leaving the plot and character development unburdened by explanations that could distance readers from the excitement.” —Booklist Online

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About the author

Tom Lalicki

TOM LALICKI is the author of two previous Houdini & Nate mysteries, Danger in the Dark and Shots at Sea, both Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

Tom Lalicki

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From the Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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