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Stefan Bechtel is an author of twelve published books in the creative nonfiction and nonfiction genres.

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In June of 2017, St. Martin's Press published and distributed Through A Glass, Darkly, a book which explores Spiritualism and the life of its biggest fan follower, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book is coauthored with Laurence Roy Stains. Learn more about the authors⟾

Through a Glass, Darkly (Inscribed, Hardcover)

This book comes with a personal, hand written inscription from Stefan. After you purchase you will be prompted to fill out a short form with what you would like inscribed on the inside flap of your book(s).

Is it possible to make direct contact with the dead? Do the departed seek to make contact with us? The conviction that both things are true was the cornerstone of spiritualism, a kind of do-it-yourself religion that swept the Western world from the 1850s to the 1930s. Prominent artists and poets, prime ministers and scientists, all joined hands around the séance table. But the movement's most famous spokesman by far was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose public quarrels with Houdini over the truth of spiritualism made headlines across the country.

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