The Last Illusion: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries #9) (Paperback)

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This is book number 9 in the Molly Murphy Mysteries series.


With wit, charm, and historical detail, multiple award winner Rhys Bowen makes early twentieth century New York come vividly to life in The Last Illusion.

Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see the illusionists that are all the rage. Indeed, Harry Houdini himself has returned from Europe for a brief run on Broadway. But Houdini can’t even take the stage when, to the crowd’s shock, the opening act saws into his assistant—for real.

The stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment, and he’s not the only one critical of “The King of Handcuffs” who, by raising the stakes in his shows, has put other acts out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdini’s wife hires Molly as an investigator and bodyguard...but how can she protect a man who risks his life every night?

About the Author

RHYS BOWEN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Anthony Award- and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans series, the Royal Spyness series, and several stand-alone novels including In Farleigh Field. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, CA.

Praise For…

Praise for Rhys Bowen and the Molly Murphy Mysteries

“One of the great mystery writers working today.” --Louise Penny

"Molly is sassy, saucy, brave and smart.” --The Huffington Post

“Molly Murphy, the plucky star of Rhys Bowen’s mystery series…likes to fight for the underdog.” --USA Today

“Readers will surely testify that Murphy has become one of their favorite characters… This book is a keeper.” --Tampa Tribune

“Molly is an indomitable creature.” --Washington Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250160522
ISBN-10: 1250160529
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Molly Murphy Mysteries