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Sensational Tales of Mystery Men

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Sensational Tales of Mystery Men
AuthorWill Goldston
PublisherWill Goldston Ltd
Publication Date1929

Sensational Tales of Mystery Men includes two sections one on historical accounts of famous magicians and another 66 pages with various tricks.

It was reprinted by Magico Magazine in 1943, 1981.


  • An Introduction by Hannen Swaffer
  • Foreword
  • The Truth about the Zancigs
  • The Tragedy of Hanco
  • When G. W. Hunter dried up
  • How Denny and Will Goldston escaped Gaol
  • The Truth of Horace Goldin's Arrest
  • The Cornells and their Ghastly Publicity Stunt
  • The Strangeness of Lafayette
  • Dante Perplexed
  • Dante's Experience in Russia
  • Muller the Mystic
  • Was Chung Ling Soo Murdered?
  • A Handcuff Escape that went wrong
  • Ceeley and the Naked Lady
  • Frank Van Hoven's Tragic Failure
  • Frank Van Hoven and a Fellow Artist's Wife
  • Frank Van Hoven--A Changed Man
  • Wishart and the Dead Body
  • Raymond and the Undertaker
  • What Hannen Swaffer told the Magic Circle
  • The M.P. who does Magic
  • The Prince who stabbed his Partner
  • A Foreword on Houdini
  • Houdini
  • My first encounter with Houdini
  • Houdini and the Magical Illusions
  • Houdini's Film Failure
  • Houdini at the Palladium
  • Houdini at Manchester
  • A Regrettable Incident
  • The Houdini Packing Case Escape
  • Houdini and the Unmasking of Robert Houdin
  • Houdini objects to someone else's Boost.
  • Did Houdini Fail?
  • Is Houdini Earth Bound?
  • Is Bessie Houdini a Cheat?
  • Maurice and the Girl in the Car
  • The Great Maurice and a New Illusion
  • How Magic is accepted in Nigeria
  • Murray--His Greatest Escape
  • How Zomah delayed a Murder
  • Carl Hertz--The Imitator
  • The World's Cheapest Theatre
  • Hertz and his Monte Carlo Syndicate
  • Carl Hertz and the Bird Cage
  • Harry Kellar's Search for a Successor
  • Was John Nevil Maskelyne a Genius?
  • The Mystery of my Resignation from the Magic Circle.
  • David Devant--The Master Magician
  • My Impromptu Act
  • The Battle of the Pierrots
  • My Cemetery Adventure
  • An Error that cost £1,000
  • Will Goldston's Spy Service
  • My Quickest Vanish
  • A Confession by Will Goldston

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