Book Review: The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, by David Jaher

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Hello again, everyone. Today finds us with a new story and this time it’s The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, by David Jaher.

This book chronicles the history comes alive in this textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal.

Set in the 1920s, an age famous for jazz and glamor, but it was also an era of fevered yearning for communion with the spirit world, after the loss of tens of millions in the First World War and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A desperate search for reunion with dead loved ones precipitated a tidal wave of self-proclaimed psychics—and, as reputable media sought stories on occult phenomena, mediums became celebrities.

David Jaher’s debut culminates in the showdown between Houdini, a relentless unmasker of charlatans, and Margery, the nation’s most credible spirit medium. The Witch of Lime Street, the first book to capture their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other’s lives.

This is an awesome, must-read this book in the season to come. To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

Please note, this book was received from blogging for books; all opinions are my own. Thank you

 

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