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Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Griffin
Publication date February 5, 2013
Pages 281
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780230342033
ISBN-10 0230342035
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $21.99
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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 séances 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 Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the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 twentieth century and their pursuit of magic and lost loved ones.



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from St Martins Pr (November 22, 2011)
9780230619500 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England.
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from Griffin (February 5, 2013)
9780230342033 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $21.99
About: Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England.

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