No. 184

January 2013

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Guests & Ghosts of 278: A Look Inside the Houdini Family Guestbook, John Cox • 6
Remembering Rex Slocombe, William E. Spooner • 24
Ten-Ichi, Tenji and Takase: the One Who Remained Behind, Peter Brunning • 42
The Mystery of Charles Dickens and a Review of Robert Houdin’s Autobiography, Ian Keable • 56

Book Reviews Reviewed by James Alan 

Magic Shows — Lapham’s Quarterly Vol. V, No. 3 • 68
Fooling Houdini • 69
Gibecière, Vol. 7, No. 2 • 70
The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician • 71
The Real Secrets of the Chinese Linking Rings • 71
Art, Illusion & Secrets • 72

And…

Mlle. Catherine — The Only Lady Prestidigitator in the World , Gary Hunt • 73