Psychic Sleuths

ESP and Sensational Cases

Edited by Joe Nickell

Do psychics have special powers, allowing them to succeed where ordinary police work fails? How often do the police actually enlist psychics in solving crimes, and what do they really think of these paranormal "experts"? These are just some of the questions discussed in this illuminating American study of those who supposedly use extrasensory powers to help solve crimes.

Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell has assembled a psychic "task force" of experienced researchers-investigative writers, professional magicians, private detectives, and paranormal investigators-each challenged to examine the claims of a famous paranormal crimebuster. Among the "psychic sleuths" examined are Greta Alexander, Dorothy Allison, Gerard Croiset, Peter Hurkos, Phil Jordan, Rosemarie Kerr, Noreen Renier, and Bill Ward. Noted psychologist James E. Alcock offers an assessment of the psychics' claims in light of the investigative reports.

Nickell's distinguished team of investigators includes Michael R. Dennett, Prof. Kenneth Feder, Henry Gordon, Jim Lippard, Ward Lucas, Prof. Michael Park, Stephen Peterson, Dr. Gary Posner, and Prof. Lee Roger Taylor.

Psychic Sleuths will excite the curiosity of both skeptics and believers and all who are puzzled by psychic claims and paranormal mysteries.

Joe Nickell of Lexington, Kentucky, is a former stage magician and private detective who has spent more than twenty years investigating strange mysteries. A fellow of The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) he has written a number of books including Looking for a Miracle, Mysterious Realms, Missing Pieces, Secrets of the Paranormal, and Inquest on the Shroud of Turin.

251 pages (photo insert)
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