Review of The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher

5 thoughts on “Review of The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher

  1. I’m reading this book now. Not done yet, and I agree with your assessment in how Jaher approaches the subject matter. It does read more as an overview of occultism in the 20s, but I expected that. It’s fascinating and well researched. Just don’t expect an engaging, character-driven tale.

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    1. Yes, exactly! I so wanted it to be character-driven though. I heard someone say it was like a bio of Houdini, and that was what I was expecting. But I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I think sometimes I get in my own way.

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      1. It’s easy to think that considering the back cover summary. I was fooled, too. But if you’d like to check out a book that features Houdini, I highly recommend THE ARCANUM by Thomas Wheeler. It stars him, alongside Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, and Marie Leveau as part of a circle that specializes in the occult. Alastair Crowley also makes an appearance. It’s a fun read. 🙂

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