SCOOTER KING UNDERSTANDS illusions. In the midst of the Roaring Twenties, he performs them behind the scenes at his mother’s séances, giving the impression that Madam King communicates with the dead. Scooter also admires Harry Houdini and can hardly wait to see the famed magician escape from his razzle-dazzle Burmese Torture Tank. But when Scooter stumbles upon a dead body in the visiting Houdini’s tank, it’s no illusion. Who could the murderer be? And did he—or she—kill the right person?
As Scooter sets out to unmask the killer, the mysterious worlds of mediums, séances, and magic are revealed. No one is above suspicion, and appearances are deceiving. If Scooter doesn’t sort out the clues—and fast—he may end up as the next dead body.
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“Writing for young readers is almost like dipping into a fountain of youth; for hours a day, I am a child again.”—Iain LawrenceIain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and avid sailor, and the author of many acclaimed novels, including… More about Iain Lawrence
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Jul 08, 2008| 272 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780375848858