Monday, April 29, 2024

Houdini in the April The Linking Ring

If you're a Houdini fan and an IBM member, then you will be happy with the April 2024 issue of The Linking Ring. The magazine contains three notable Houdini pieces.

The first is "The Search For The Holy Grail of Houdini Handcuffs" in which Joe Notaro outlines his discoveries regarding the elusive Tatler Mirror Handcuffs. In the second, David Haversat tells the story of Bess and magician William Harkness, "The Canadian Houdini." These are both groundbreaking articles. Finally, Larry Lipman offers a very positive review of the 2019 book, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini by Joe Posnanski.

The Linking Ring is the official magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). You can join the IBM and receive The Linking Ring via their official website.

Thanks to Joe Notaro. 


  1. Joe's article is ground breaking. A Houdini Holy Grail that's been tracked down and waiting to be studied.

    1. We gotta find the cuffs before we can study them. But I'm hoping Joe's work and this article can help smoke out the current owner. Maybe they don't even know what they have!