'Astonishing... two great men who went from friendship to enmity in a battle over the after-life.' --Express
'A magnificently rich tale' --Guardian
'Wittgenstein and Popper, Rousseau and Hume, Leonardo and Michelangelo now it s the turn of Houdini and Conan Doyle to star in a book structured around an argument that shaped the age.' Word Magazine 'Insightful...Doyles belief in spiritualism was absolute; Houdini, who had struck séances from his stage act out of guilt, knew it so be so much apple sauce.' The Times 'Penetrating and very readable' Sherlock Holmes Society 'This is a fascinating journey into a pair of extraordinary lives.' We Love This Book 'The best book yet written on the subject of Houdini and spiritualism' --Wild About Harry blog
About the Author
Christopher Sandford has been a professional writer for 29 years. A regular contributor to Cricketer International in the eighties, he has written biographies of English cricket legends Godfrey Evans and Tom Graveney, as well as biographies of Keith Richards, Steve McQueen, Roman Polanski and, most recently, Imran Khan. His articles have appeared in, among others, The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. He divides his time between Seattle and England.