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: THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE by Valerie Martin

I am fascinated by tales of the ocean, mysteries of the sea (I even have an interest in cryptozoology).  The ocean is just so vast and for centuries uncharted.  It was the greatest adventure anyone could embark upon.  But even with maps and coordinates and best laid plans, ships disappear.  What’s significant about the Mary…

Conan Doyle Interview, via The Paris Review

I saw this clip about a year ago while visiting Edinburgh.  I went to a fantastic exhibit at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum that was on Dr. Bell and his student Doyle.  It was wonderful and fascinating.  I’m so glad The Paris Review found and posted it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Speaks “It was only in the…

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