The Bullet Catch: Murder By Misadventure by Amy AxelrodThe Bullet Catch: Murder By Misadventure by Amy Axelrod

The Bullet Catch: Murder By Misadventure

byAmy Axelrod

Hardcover | March 14, 2015

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When the orphanage he called home burns to the ground, 14-year-old Leo and his three friends turn to larceny, using as their textbook Harry Houdini's The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals for survival. Leo proves to be a most gifted pickpocket, but when he is cruelly betrayed by his gang, he abandons the life of crime to become the apprentice of a has-been magician named Barzini. With Houdini's help, Barzini is staging a comeback, complete with an improved variation on the bullet catch trick made famous by his arch enemy, Chung Ling Soo. He wants more than to outshine his old rival; he is out for revenge. As Leo struggles to escape his dangerous past, he must confront the possibility that his new mentor may be even more dangerous. This spellbinding mystery chronicles the coming-of-age of a resourceful young man who must refashion his destiny amid murder and misadventure in the golden age of mystery.

Amy Axelrod is the author of the best-selling math series, Pigs Will Be Pigs. She lives in New York State.David Axelrod, Amy’s son, works in book publishing. He has written several books for young adults under pseudonyms. He lives in New York City.
Title:The Bullet Catch: Murder By MisadventureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:March 14, 2015Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823428583

ISBN - 13:9780823428588