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Jim Steinmeyer

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Jim Steinmeyer has designed illusions for David Copperfield, Ricky Jay, Siegfried & Roy and Orson Welles, and for six Broadway shows including The Beauty and the Beast. A consultant for a six-part BBC documentary on the history of magic, he also designed the illusions for Richard Eyre's Mary Poppins and is a contributing editor of Magic magazine. His previous books include Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, The Glorious Deception and Hiding the Elephant.

Books by Jim Steinmeyer

Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood

The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material - from folklore and history to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman - behind Bram Stoker's Lord of the Undead.

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Hiding The Elephant

'A highly entertaining study of magic's Golden Age' (The Times). Simon Mayo and Independent Book of the Year and International Bestseller. The true story behind Jonathan Strange

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