I've just received an advance proof copy of Christopher Sandford's new book, Houdini and Conan Doyle, from the fine folks at Duckworth Publishing. Looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend!
Houdini and Conan Doyle will be published in the UK by Duckworth on October 27, 2011. The U.S. edition, which sports the variant title, Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 22, 2011.
UPDATE: So I finished the book, and while I might just still be in the thrall of the moment, I'm willing to say right now that this sits besides Silverman as one of the best Houdini books yet written. Certainly it is THE best book written about his anti-spiritualist activities. I can't publish a full review until publication, but know this is good one, gang. :)