Books The Witch of Lime Street Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher Hardcover, 436 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Witch of Lime StreetSubtitleSeance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit WorldAuthorDavid Jaher Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Recounts how the wife of a Boston surgeon came to embody the national debate over Spiritualism and the rivalry that came from Harry Houdini's quest to unmask charlatans. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Witch of Lime Street NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Lime Street' Bewitches With Mystery And Mayhem October 10, 2015 David Jaher's account of Harry Houdini attempt to debunk Boston society psychic Mina Crandon mixes history with high-wire theatricality — even though most readers will know who came out on top.