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The Hour of Peril

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2014, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2013

by Daniel Stashower

“It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller.” Harlan Coben

Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story...


Teller of Tales

by Daniel Stashower

Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)

This fresh, compelling biography...


The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

by Daniel Stashower

On July 28, 1841, the body of Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar girl, was found floating in the Hudson-and New York's unregulated police force proved incapable of solving the crime. One year later, a struggling...


The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ectoplasmic Man

by Daniel Stashower

When Harry Houdini is framed and jailed for espionage, Sherlock Holmes vows to clear his name, with the two joining forces to take on blackmailers who have targeted the Prince of Wales. 

It’s a case that requires...


The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television

by Daniel Stashower

The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question...


Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter

by Daniel Stashower

The Great Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York. 

He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work...


Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder

by Daniel Stashower

In turn-of-the-century New York City, struggling young performer Harry Houdini is working for the renowned magician Kellar. One night his master’s astonishing illusion the Floating Lady goes horribly wrong,...


Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders

by Daniel Stashower

New York City in 1897 and young escapologist Harry Houdini is struggling to get the recognition he craves from the ruthless entertainment industry. When toy tycoon Branford Wintour is found murdered in his Fifth...