Houdini and Conan Doyle were friends, and had a mutual respect for each other, but completely disagreed when it came to spiritualism. Conan Doyle was a firm believer, and Houdini, to say the least, was not. This is the story of their unusual friendship, including much of the actual correspondence between them. Also included are accounts of the Fox sisters, the Davenport brothers, D.D. Home, and Palladino. Fascinating and a testimony to the power of a convincing séance.