Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WIN a free copy of Masters of Mystery

Today sees the U.S. paperback release of Christopher Sandford's excellent book, Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, and publisher Palgrave Macmillan is offering five FREE copies to the readers of WILD ABOUT HARRY.

To win you need to reside in the U.S. or Canada and know a little about Houdini and Conan Doyle. Just answer the questions below:

  1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Name the title of at least one book that teamed-up Houdini and Holmes in a fictional adventure.
  2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was played by which famous actor in the 1976 television movie, The Great Houdinis?
  3. Name at least one mistake Lady Doyle made when she supposedly contacted Houdini's mother during their Atlantic City seance?

Email your answers along with your name and address to [the competition is now closed] by February 28, 2013. My spirit guide will randomly select five winners who will be announced on March 1st. Your book will then be sent direct from the publisher.

Good luck!

Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini can be purchased at Amazon.com. You can read my review HERE.



  1. Thanks for offering these.

    1. My pleasure, Tory. I happy to be able to do it. :)

  2. BTW, be careful on question #2. I'm asking who played Conan Doyle, not Houdini. I received a few "Paul Michael Glaser" answers.

  3. Also please don't forget to include your address. And all I'm doing with these is sending on the five winners addresses to the publisher so they can send the books. Everything stays private.

  4. Thanks for the offering! Was fun hunting down the answers...as if we already didn't know them, right?!

    1. Question #1 has thrown a few people. They gave me the name of a book that features HH and Doyle, not HH and Holmes. But I'm entering them anyway. :)