Friday Book Share: The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World

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Happy Friday, SEers! It’s time for another book share. As always, when my turn for this post surfaces, I agonize over the choice.  I have so many favorite books, and the number continues to grow as I devour new novels.  Today, I’m sharing a non-fiction book I read in June of 2016. It’s stayed with me that long.

The Witch of Lime Street:  Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World was the catalyst that inspired me to write Cusp of Night.  

book cover for The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher has cameo style photos of Harry Houdini and psychic Mina Crandon on black background

Set during the 1920s, David Jaher’s impeccably researched account brings Harry Houdini’s obsession with exposing sham mediums to vivid life.  The reader is treated to the glitz and glamour of 1920s America, Houdini’s difficult friendship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Doyle was a staunch believer in Spiritualism), and Houdini’s efforts to expose popular psychical medium, Mina Crandon, as a charlatan.

Book  Blurb:

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