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Playing Harry Houdini, Rick Wasserman (right) is tied up by Melissa Kite, who is playing Houdini’s wife, Bess. Photo submitted
Playing Harry Houdini, Rick Wasserman (right) is depicted in a “fairy photograph” as holding his wife Bess, played by Melissa Kite.
Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor
3:25 pm PDT June 16, 2014

It’s the summer of the 1922: Harry Houdini’s mind and body are battered from his harrowingly death-defying escape routines, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is growing weary of writing Sherlock Holmes.

Both men are looking for something new.

After exchanging letters, the famed escape artist and mystery novel legend team-up to investigate self-proclaimed psychic mediums for the Scientific American committee.