The Houdini Girl (Modern Erotic Classics)
By Martyn Bedford
Fletcher 'Red' Brandon is a conjurer, an illusionist, a master of deception who uses his talents to seduce wild, impulsive Irish rose, Rosa, into his life with a simple sleight of hand. But when Rosa is killed, Red is pitched into a new world where betrayal, exploitation and violence are no act. The deeper Red delves into the life and death of the woman with who he shared one sexy, freewheeling year, the closer he comes to a painful realization: even the trickster can be tricked.
Martyn Bedford's novels have been widely translated and many of his short stories have been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines or broadcast on radio and the Internet. Formerly a journalist, Martyn has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and now teaches an English and Writing programme at Leeds Trinity University College. He grew up in Croydon, South London, but has lived for many years in West Yorkshire with his wife and two daughters. His first novel for teenagers and young adults, Flip, was published in spring 2011.
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25 Oct 2012
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Unusually deft and witty dialogue. With great aplomb, [Bedford] has brought off an erotic thriller. — The New York Times Book Review