Fooling Houdini

In his quest to become a master magician, Alex Stone has met some unforgettable characters -- including a blind card shark -- and learned astonishing lessons about deception and perception. This blend of memoir and neuroscience reveals his hard-won knowledge of a fascinating, secretive world.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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