Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hardeen biography coming in Fall

Big news! A new book about Houdini's brother, Hardeen: Monarch of Manacles by William V. Rauscher, will be published by David Haversat's 1878 Press in the Fall. Afraid I don't have any more details, but this is exciting as there has never been a book written about Hardeen. Long overdue.

Author William V. Rauscher was close friends with Hardeen's successor Douglas Geoffrey ("Hardeen Jr."), and carried on performing some of the Hardeen/Houdini effects he inherited from Geoffrey. In 1973 he co-authored the book Arthur Ford: The Man Who Talked With the Dead (he knew Ford well). He also penned the book The Houdini Code Mystery in 2000. In 2015 Bill provided us with an excellent guest blog about the Hippodrome Theater.

I don't yet have information on how to purchase or pre-order Hardeen: Monarch of Manacles, but I'll update as soon as I do. This is going to be a must buy!

Thanks to David Haversat.