Danger in the Dark by Tom Lalicki
A Houdini & Nate Mystery (Houdini and Nate Mysteries)

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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 it comes in the nick of time. A suspicious stranger has recently wheedled his way into the confidences of Nate’s wealthy great-aunt, with whom the boy and his widowed mother live. Now their house is filled with spooky late-night gatherings, the purpose of which is kept secret from Nate. Houdini is just the man to tackle this tangled mystery – and help Nate and his family escape the grasp of an interloper more cunning and dangerous than Nate could have imagined.
 
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.
 

About Tom Lalicki

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TOM LALICKI is the author of three acclaimed nonfiction books for young readers, including Grierson's Raid: A Daring Cavalry Strike Through the Heart of the Confederacy. He lives in Westchester County, New York. This is his first novel.
 
Published March 30, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 209 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Since his father’s death, 13-year-old Nathaniel Greene Makeworthy Fuller IV and his mother have been living in New York City with Nate’s wealthy, paternal great-aunt Alice.

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When Nate's mother meets the Houdinis, she tells of their troubles and how Aunt Alice has been attending séances put on by Trane.

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