NEWARK — Dr. Fred Hicks, is known for "dressing the part" of the book that he is reviewing , thus adding a bit of realism to his talk. Will he perform magic tricks or allow himself to be chained in a water tank or will he just disappear?
Now, in this groundbreaking biography, Secret Life of Houdini, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a plot to subvert his legacy.
The upcoming book review Luncheon is set for Friday, Dec. 13 at noon at the Newark Public Library. Space is limited and attendance is by reservation only. Call the library at 331-4370 by Wednesday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $5 and include lunch and home made apple pie.