What Rough Beast

What Rough Beast An unlikely partnership between escape artist Harry Houdini and mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born as their plan to debunk an infamous occultist leads them on a pursuit of a horrific demon

  • Title: What Rough Beast
  • Author: H.R. Knight
  • ISBN: 9780843954562
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • An unlikely partnership between escape artist Harry Houdini and mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born as their plan to debunk an infamous occultist leads them on a pursuit of a horrific demon that has been unleashed upon London Original.

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    1. Can the creator of the world’s greatest sleuth and the world’s greatest escape artist uncover the evil behind mystery and mayhem terrifying London? Discover the answer in H. R. Knight’s What Rough Beast, an historical look at the occult, unlikely allies and what happens when a dark god is unleashed on Earth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini team up to expose the dark medium, Max Cairo for the fraud he is, by using the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes and magical skills of the Gr [...]

    2. Fun read, this book uses real historical figures that have always held a great deal of interest to me, Like Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini & Jack the Ripper.

    3. I enjoyed the unique blend of historical figures and dark fiction that author uses to bring us this intriguing mystery. Not only does he give you a story that makes you think and manages to scare the beejesus out of you at the same time, but describes the settings and atmosphere so clearly you feel as if you're walking in 1900 London. The idea of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini working together was enough to grab my attention but once you start reading it, you discover a tale that refuses t [...]

    4. A completely original combination of dark magic, well respected literary and entertainment figures and a baffling mystery. Interesting thoughts on the human condition and how easily influenced people are.This is not a light read. It takes focus and dedication to red through to the end the book.Written in the manner of classic Holmes and other much appreciated novels of previous centuries.

    5. This is a book you read for the sheer fact that Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini team up to solve a supernatural mystery.

    6. This book was a great deal of fun. Ordinarily, I don't like works of fiction that take real life people and pit them against supernatural forces, but Knight did so well at imitating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I couldn't help but love it. I also liked the way his Houdini conducted himself. I kind of wish this was a true story, it felt so wonderful. And they are accompanied by a great cast of characters, most notably Maximillian Cairo, who I kept imagining as a young Christopher Lee. Best of all, [...]

    7. I didn't fancy the ending, but still a good read. Dark, mysterious, and fun. All in all, read if you have the time, but don't seek it out. I wouldn't re-read.Normally not a fan of period pieces for this exact reason: there are annoying sexist comments from the protagonist as the author tried to keep with the "period piece" feeling. Personally, I think it was unnecessary and just made me uncomfortable not to mention making it harder for me to connect to the protagonist. Other than that, I liked t [...]

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