Masters of Mystery by Christopher Sandford
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ISBN
9780230342033
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
281
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 26mm

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"Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing off Sherlock Holmes in the process, in order to concentrate on his increasingly manic interest in Spiritualism. Houdini, who regularly conducted seances in an attempt to reach his late mother, was also infatuated with the idea of what he called a "living afterlife," though his enthusiasm came to be tempered by his ability to expose fraudulent mediums, many of whom employed crude variations of his own well-known illusions. Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the relationship between two of the most loved figures of the 20th century and their pursuit of magic and lost loved ones"--
ISBN:
9780230342033
Publication Date:
05 / 02 / 2013
Pages:
281
Dimensions:
153 x 229 x 26mm

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