Through a Glass, Darkly | Praise & Reviews

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A rollicking story of a little-known aspect of the life of Sherlock Holmes’s famous creator. Not only does Through a Glass, Darkly tell the story of Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifelong obsession with spiritualism, but it also raises fascinating questions about death, the afterlife, and how we mourn.
— Colin Dickey, author

Colin Dickey is the author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. Colin Dickey grew up in San Jose, California, a few miles from the Winchester Mystery House, the most haunted house in America. He’s a regular contributor to the LA Review of Books and Lapham’s Quarterly, and is the co-editor (with Joanna Ebenstein) of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. With a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Southern California, he is an associate professor of creative writing at National University. Website.

A fascinating addutuib ti tge existing work on Conan Doyle and spiritualism, which shows again how the creator of the world’s most famously rational human calculating machine was often quite literally away with the fairies.
— Christopher Sandford, author


Christopher Sandford is the author of Masters of Mystery: The strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. Website. He has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain, Steve McQueen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Roman Polanski. He has worked as a film and music writer and reviewer for over 20 years and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Rolling Stone has called him "the preeminent author in his field today." More Information

Through a Glass, Darkly is a wonderful read, covering the key events of both spiritualism and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life with gusto. It is consistently entertaining, and, more important, thought provoking.
— Jim B. Tucker, New York Times bestselling author


Jim B. Tucker, M.D. is a New York Times bestselling author of Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives. In 1999, Dr. Tucker began working part-time at the University of Virginia's Division of Perceptual Studies. A year later, he gave up his private practice completely to work at the university.  He has now published two books and numerous papers in scientific journals.  He has spoken before both scientific and general audiences and has made a number of television appearances, including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and CBS Sunday Morning. Website.

Through a Glass, Darkly is a terrific book, lively, well-researched, and a great way to catch up on one of the stranger, most myseterious, and largely forgotten moments in American history. Focusing on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whoc risked everything to prove that life after death exists, is a brilliant way to present the larger story of spiritualism.
— Christine Wicker, New York Times bestselling author

Christine Wicker is the New York Times bestselling author of Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead. She was raised in Oklahoma, Texas, and other parts of the South. Her mother's grandfather was an itinerant Baptist preacher, and her dad's father was a Kentucky coal miner. During her seventeen years at the Dallas Morning News, she was a feature writer, columnist, and religion reporter. She is the author of several other books. More Information