Join Jeremy Holt in conversation with Margot Harrison, to discuss his new book, Before Houdini. This exciting second volume of the After Houdini saga explores the origins of the elusive master of magic, the man who would become…Houdini.
An assortment of sparkling wines will be available courtesy of Zafa Wines — pours $10.
ABOUT THE BOOK: London, 1888. A shadowy killer stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city’s lower classes. To defeat him, MI6 turns to its most top-secret team: four teenage agents with extraordinary gifts—including a young American immigrant with a talent for illusion . . .
After Houdini began the story of Josef Houdini, son of the famous Harry Houdini—brillian illusionist, acclaimed escape artist, and top-secret covert operative. Now we turn back the clock and meet Ehrich Weiss, a young man whose skill at picking locks is about to land him the adventure of his dreams, and pull him into a war that will affect his life—and his son’s—for years to come. This is the story of Ehrich’s strange beginnings, from before he was a world-famous magician. Before he was a master of espionage. Before he was...Houdini.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Jeremy Holt is a Vermont-based comic book writer whose most notable works include Skip To The End, Skinned, and Pulp, which IGN has called “one of the best one-shot comics of the year .” Follow him on Twitter: @Jeremy_Holt.
Margot Harrison is the associate editor of the newspaper Seven Days, based in Burlington, Vermont, writing film and literary coverage. The Killer in Me is her first novel and was a finalist for the Vermont Book Award.
ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.