The Witch of Lime Street: Science, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher (Crown, 2015)

NPR Best Books of 2015

“Jaher’s stunning and brilliantly written account of the battle between Houdini and the Witch of Lime Street illuminates a lost period in American history …captivating and unforgettable.”—Cass Sunstein, NY Review of Books

“Riveting reading…flamboyant, enigmatic, and complex. Jaher is a diligent researcher, and his storytelling skills are impressive.”—Wall Street Journal

“A perfectly told mystery story…This compelling book is a genuine exploration of our belief systems, both magical and rational.”—Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook

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