Saturday, September 3, 2016

'Houdini’s Girl Detective' out now

Houdini’s Girl Detective: The Real-Life Ghost-Busting Adventures of Rose Mackenberg by Tony Wolf is available now in a print edition and eBook. I've been eagerly awaiting this one since we first got word of it back in May. Here's the cover and description from Amazon:

The 1920s: a time of unprecedented belief in "spiritualism", or the practice of ostensibly communicating with the spirits of the dead. Into this milieu stepped Rose Mackenberg, a private detective trained by the great magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. Her mission: to investigate and expose "ghost racketeers" who used magic tricks and psychological manipulation to con bereaved people out of their hard-earned cash. "Houdini's Girl Detective" is an illustrated anthology of Rose Mackenberg's original 1929 newspaper article series, detailing her sometimes hair-raising adventures exposing the chicanery of the ghost racket.

You can purchase Houdini’s Girl Detective: The Real-Life Ghost-Busting Adventures of Rose Mackenberg at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

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7 comments:

  1. Has anyone read this yet?

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    1. I'm deep into Bob Loomis' new book at the moment. This one is next.

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  2. I'm currently deep in Dave Kaplan's The Chairman. It's the sequel to Volume 1 of his two part Frank Sinatra bio...oh dear, wrong blog...

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    1. I almost zapped this as spam before I saw it was you posting. :p

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    2. Ha! Between Kaplan's book and Eduardo's Houdini bio, I feel like the book reviewer for the New Yorker...

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  3. on page 85, Mr. Wolf misidentifies a photograph of Dunninger as one oh Houdini.
    Jon Oliver

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    1. Indeed. That's Dunninger. As this is a print on demand, he could easily fix that, and then we all would have the rare "error" edition. :)

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