After running away from Houdini and his wife, saving wild animals from a raging inferno, and a breathtaking showdown with a vampire named Flapper, Piper settles in with the performers of the Coney Island freak show only to discover that she may be the greatest freak of all.
As the summer of 1926 heats up, Piper continues the quest for her dark legacy. Along the way, she will encounter a variety of real-life luminaries from the 1920s, including the erudite author H. P. Lovecraft, the occultist Aleister Crowley, and a Rudolph Valentino zombie. Piper will need to use all the valuable skills she learns from her new friends to confront the lunatic who has been murdering sideshow performers.
In this pulse-pounding conclusion to the tale begun in Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island, author Glenn Herdling takes readers from the rousing backdrop of the legendary Brooklyn amusement pier to a mysterious island on the Hudson River, where a sinister rite takes place that could enslave the human race—unless Piper and her unusual friends can stop it.
About the Author
Glenn Herdling, a graduate of Bucknell University and post-graduate of New York University, began his publishing career in 1987 as an editor and writer at Marvel Comics. He was born and raised in New Jersey where he currently works in the healthcare and financial sectors struggling to make insurance documents read like plain English. He has contributed to numerous published works and has written over 80 comic books, including Spider-Man and Deadpool. Piper Houdini: Nightmare on Esopus Island is Herdling's second book in the Piper Houdini series.