REVIEW: THE WITCH OF LIME STREET by David Jaher

The noble dead, the Lost Generation as Gertrude Stein called them. An entire swath of the population was killed in WWI, followed by the deadly Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918. Death was everywhere. And in the midst of all the mourning, some wise people sought hope. Theosophists and Spiritualists sought to prove that there was merely a thin veil between this world and the next, and those who were willing to listen could speak to the spirits from beyond.

REVIEW: THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE by Valerie Martin

I am fascinated by tales of the ocean, mysteries of the sea (I even have an interest in cryptozoology).  The ocean is just so vast and for centuries uncharted.  It was the greatest adventure anyone could embark upon.  But even with maps and coordinates and best laid plans, ships disappear.  What’s significant about the Mary…

Conan Doyle Interview, via The Paris Review

I saw this clip about a year ago while visiting Edinburgh.  I went to a fantastic exhibit at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum that was on Dr. Bell and his student Doyle.  It was wonderful and fascinating.  I’m so glad The Paris Review found and posted it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Speaks “It was only in the…