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Through a Glass, Darkly:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All

Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains

Ticketholders to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s current production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (running through May 20th) may be interested in this new book about Holmes’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After the American Civil War, when bodies still littered the battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism swept across America and Europe as people in mourning tried to make contact with the dead. Why did Doyle, the movement’s most famous spokesman, turn his back on the hyper-rational Sherlock Holmes and plunge himself into the realm of the supernatural?