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Advance Praise for Houdini’s Last Handcuffs

By Charles and Cheryl Young



Houdini’s Last Handcuffs is that rare book one will be lucky to find where the reader can look back at a beloved performer, enjoy some childhood memories and nostalgia, join the characters on a journey leading to an unexpected battle and look a bit more deeply into one’s own inquisitiveness about the afterlife, spirituality and the mind’s power.

Chris Cordani

Host of Book Spectrum


This is a literary gut punch. It is the great Houdini book the world has been waiting for. A perfect escape!

John Kelly

Detroit Free Press


Brother and sister duo Charles and Cheryl Young have quite successfully created a mesmerizing novel that is at once a masterful blend of history, science, magic, philosophy, cryptography, and investigative mind stretching. 

Grady Harp

Top 100 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer




A compelling historical novel with a strong cast of characters. Highly recommended!

The Wishing Shelf


A lovingly crafted mix of fact and fantasy featuring famous faces from the 1958 New York magic scene, including Houdini himself! Part reminiscence and part high adventure, this is a tale that will make you believe.  

John Cox

Wild About Harry Blog


A rewarding work of fervid and fertile imagination!

Joseph Caldwell

Author of In the Shadow of the Bridge, Lazurus Rising, and The Pig Trilogy


The authors’ real lives combined with the creative storyline make for a one-of-a-kind read, and I would highly recommend this book to fans of Houdini, historical fiction, and fantasy!

Flying Books Review


A delightful piece of historical fiction, Houdini’s Last Handcuffs brings the magician to life as a group of kids seek to protect Houdini’s journal, in which the secrets of his magic are kept. Inspired by real-life people, places, and objects, Charles and Cheryl Young take the reader on an adventure through this magical world. 

Lauren Lee


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