I had a look at that book, Houdini, the cover picture is beautiful. I assume this is the one you mean, since you mention he was asleep. http://www.flipkart.com/houdini-t-j-...573-n2x3f62m2b
Perhaps someone took him in. Did you mention a reward on your flyer? BTW, if you did/do, don't mention the amount of money you plan to offer.
Is the weather nicer in your area today? Here there has been some improvement (on Montreal island). Good luck! I'm sending you and Shai all the mojo I can muster.