REVIEW: THE WITCH OF LIME STREET by David Jaher

There are few topics I find more fascinating than the rise of Spiritualism in the early 20th century — and Houdini’s determination to rebuke it. Add to it the real life friendship — and falling out — between the master of magic and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and it’s almost too good to be…

REVIEW: FOOLING HOUDINI by Alex Stone

Part memoir, part essay, part history, Fooling Houdini is an incredibly readable book.    We’re brought along as Stone remakes himself from a haughty know-it-all who is publicly disgraced to humble student who finds his master. The author had always dabbled in magic tricks and illusions.  He writes:  Eventually my fascination with the mysteries of magic,…

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