Jan 27 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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The Adventures of Minky Woodcock, Houdini & Tesla: Cynthia von Buhler in Conversation

In 2012, The Mark Twain House & Museum was honored to present “The Countess & Her Cats,” an exhibition featuring the children’s book models of Cynthia von Buhler. A decade later, we are delighted to welcome von Buhler in conversation with playwright Jacques Lamarre on something decidedly more grown-up, her sexy and thrilling Minky Woodcock graphic novels.
“Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini” is a brand new 1920’s mystery thriller with a sinister twist! Unappreciated at her father’s acclaimed detective agency, the fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving noted author Arthur Conan Doyle and world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini.
“Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla” is set during World War II, nearly two decades after the events of the first volume. Based around lesser-known facts dug up by von Buhler, fictional Minky Woodcock partners with Josephine Baker as they outwit Nazi Otto Skorzency, the greedy JP Morgan family, and government officials, such as John Trump, Donald Trump’s scientist uncle, in the race to find Nikola Tesla’s mysterious weapon of mass destruction.
Copies of both Minky Woodcock graphic novels signed by the author are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event.


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