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List of skeptical books critical of mediums, paranormal claims, parapsychology, or spiritualism[edit]

  • The American Institutes for Research (1995). An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications.
  • David Abbott. (1907). Behind the Scenes with the Mediums. Chicago, IL: Open Court.
  • David Abbott. (1908). The History of a Strange Case. Chicago, IL: Open Court.
  • David Abbott. (1913). The Spirit Portrait Mystery: Its Final Solution. Chicago, IL: Open Court.
  • James Alcock. (1981). Parapsychology-Science Or Magic?: A Psychological Perspective. Pergamon Press.
  • James Alcock. (1990). Science and Supernature. Prometheus Books.
  • John Henry Anderson. The Magic of Spirit Rapping, Writing Mediums, and Table Turning, Being an Expose of the Frauds of Spirit Rappers and Descriptive of the Mechanism of the Rapping Table. London: R. S. Francis Printer.
  • Theodore Annemann. (1983). Practical Mental Magic. Dover Publications.
  • Robert Baker. (1996). Hidden Memories: Voices and Visions from Within. Prometheus Books.
  • Samri Samuel Baldwin. (1879). Spirit Mediums Exposed. Melbourne: M’Carron, Bird.
  • Samri Samuel Baldwin. (1895). The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained. Brooklyn, NY: T. J. Dyson & Son.
  • Charles Marsh Beadnell. (1920). The Reality or Unreality of Spiritualistic Phenomena: Being a Criticism of Dr. W.J. Crawford's Investigation into Levitations and Raps. Watts & Co.
  • Theodore Besterman. (1930). Some Modern Mediums. Methuen & Company.
  • Theodore Besterman. (1968). Collected Papers on the Paranormal. Garrett Publications.
  • John Booth. (1984). Psychic Paradoxes. Los Alamitos, CA: Ridgeway.
  • Ruth Brandon. (1983). The Spiritualists: The Passion for the Occult in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Alfred E. Knopf.
  • Martin Bridgstock. (2009). Beyond Belief: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal. Cambridge University Press.
  • William Hodson Brock. (2008). William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science. Ashgate.
  • Hereward Carrington. (1907). The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism. Herbert B. Turner & Co.
  • Hereward Carrington. (1913). Hindu Magic: An Expose of the Tricks of the Yogis and Fakirs of India. Kansas City, MO: The Sphinx.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1969). Houdini: The Untold Story. Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1970). ESP, Seers & Psychics. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1973). The Illustrated History of Magic. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1975). Mediums, Mystics & the Occult. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1979). Search for the Soul. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Edward Clodd. (1917). The Question: A Brief History and Examination of Modern Spiritualism. Grant Richards, London.
  • Robert Cogan. (1998). Critical Thinking: Step by Step. University Press of America.
  • Andrew Colman. (1987). Facts, Fallacies and Frauds in Psychology. Unwin Hyman.
  • Walter Cook. (1917). Reflections on "Raymond". London: Grant Richards.
  • Edmund Smith Conklin. (1927). Principles of Abnormal Psychology. H. Holt and Company.
  • Tony Cornell. (2002). Investigating the Paranormal. Helix Press.
  • Bob Couttie. (1988). Forbidden Knowledge: The Paranormal Paradox. Cambridge, England: Lutterworth.
  • Amos Norton Craft. (1881). Epidemic Delusions: Containing an Exposé of the Superstitions and Frauds which Underlie Some Ancient And Modern Delusions, Including Especial Reference to Modern Spiritualism. Walden and Stowe.
  • Millais Culpin. (1920). Spiritualism and the New Psychology: An Explanation of Spiritualist Phenomena and Beliefs in Terms of Modern Knowledge. Edward Arnold, London.
  • Stuart Cumberland. (1918). That Other World: Personal Experiences of Mystics and Their Mysticism. London: Grant Richards.
  • Stuart Cumberland. (1919). Spiritualism: The Inside Truth. London: Odhams.
  • Reuben Briggs Davenport. (1888). The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: Being the true story of the Fox sisters, as revealed by authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken. New York: G. W. Dillingham.
  • Eric Dingwall, Trevor H. Hall. (1958). Four Modern Ghosts. London: Gerald Duckworth.
  • Eric Dingwall. (1966). The Critics’ Dilemma: Further Comments on Some Nineteenth Century Investigations. Crowhurt, Sussex, England.
  • Herr Dobler. (1869). Expose’ of the Davenport Brothers. Belfast, Ireland: D. & J. Allen.
  • Thomas W. Driver. (1916). The Delusion of Modern Spiritualism and the Rochester Knockings. Wellington: Watkins, Tyer & Tolan.
  • Joseph Dunninger. (1935). Inside the Medium’s Cabinet. New York: David Kemp.
  • Joseph Dunninger. (1936). How to Make a Ghost Walk. New York: David Kemp.
  • Willis Dutcher. (Dr. X). (1922). On the Other Side of the Footlights: An Expose of Routines, Apparatus and Deceptions Resorted to by Mediums, Clairvoyants, Fortune Tellers and Crystal Gazers in Deluding the Public. Berlin, WI: Heaney Magic.
  • Simeon Edmunds. (1966). Spiritualism: A Critical Survey. Aquarian Press.
  • Bergen Evans. (1954). The Spoor of Spooks: And Other Nonsense. Knopf.
  • Henry Ridgely Evans. (1897). Hours with the Ghosts or Nineteenth Century. Witchcraft. Chicago, IL: Laird & Lee.
  • Henry Ridgely Evans. (1902). The Spirit World Unmasked. Chicago, IL: Laird & Lee.
  • Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe. (1922). The Goligher Circle. J. M. Watkins.
  • Antony Flew. (1953). A New Approach To Psychical Research. Watts & Co.
  • Michael W. Friedlander. (1998). At the Fringes of Science. Westview Press.
  • Samri Frikell (Fulton Oursler). (1930). Spirit Mediums Exposed. New York: New Metropolitan Fiction.
  • Martin Gardner. (1957). Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science. Dover Publications.
  • Martin Gardner. (1989). Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus. Prometheus Books.
  • Thomas Gilovich. (1993). How We Know What isn't So: Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life. Free Press.
  • Robert Goldenson. (1973). Mysteries of the Mind: The Drama of Human Behavior. Doubleday.
  • Will Goldston. (1942). Tricks Of The Masters. G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd.
  • Trevor H. Hall. (1963). The Spiritualists: The Story of Florence Cook and William Crookes. Helix Press.
  • Trevor H. Hall. (1973). Old Conjuring Books: A Bibliographical and Historical Study With a Supplementary Check-List. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  • C. E. M. Hansel. (1989). The Search for Psychic Power: ESP and Parapsychology Revisited. Prometheus Books. (contains responses to criticisms of Hansel's previous work)
  • Ben Harris. (1985). Gellerism Revealed: The Psychology and Methodology Behind the Geller Effect. Calgary: Micky Hades International.
  • Melvin Harris. (2003). Investigating the Unexplained: Psychic Detectives, the Amityville Horror-mongers, Jack the Ripper, and Other Mysteries of the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
  • Terence Hines. (2003). Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
  • Simon Hoggart, Mike Hutchinson. (1995). Bizarre Beliefs. Richard Cohen Books.
  • Paul Hookham. (1917). Raymond: A Rejoinder Questioning The Validity of Certain Evidence and of Sir Oliver Lodge's Conclusions Regarding It. B. H. Blackwell.
  • Ray Hyman. (1989). The Elusive Quarry: A Scientific Appraisal of Psychical Research. Prometheus Books.
  • Pendie L. Jewett. (1873). Spiritualism and Charlatanism; Or the Tricks of the Media: Embodying an Expose? Of the Manifestations of Modern Spiritualism By a Committee of Business Men of New-York. New York: S. W. Green, Printer and Stereotyper.
  • William Kalush, Larry Ratso Sloman. (2006). The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero. Atria Books.
  • Joseph Jastrow. (1918). The Psychology of Conviction: A Study of Beliefs and Attitudes. Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Joseph Jastrow. (1935). Wish and Wisdom: Episodes in the Vagaries of Belief. D. Appleton-Century Company.
  • Robert Kastenbaum. (1984). Is There Life After Death?. Rider and Company.
  • M. Lamar Keene. (1997). The Psychic Mafia. Prometheus Books.
  • Martyn Jolly. (2006). Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography. Miegunyah Press.
  • Paul Kurtz. (1985). Spiritualists, Mediums and Psychics: Some Evidence of Fraud. In Paul Kurtz (ed.). A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology. Prometheus Books. pp. 177-223.
  • Sofie Lachapelle. (2011). Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metapsychics in France, 1853-1931. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Peter Lamont. (2013). Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem. Cambridge University Press.
  • Egon Larsen. (1966). The Deceivers: Lives of the Great Imposters. Roy Publishers.
  • David Lester. (2005). Is There Life After Death? An Examination of the Empirical Evidence. McFarland.
  • Sherrie Lynne Lyons. (2010). Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls: Science at the Margins in the Victorian Age. State University of New York Press.
  • Walter Mann. (1919). The Follies and Frauds of Spiritualism. Rationalist Association. London: Watts & Co.
  • David Marks. (2000). The Psychology of the Psychic (2nd Edition). Prometheus Books.
  • Alfred Martin. (1918). Psychic Tendencies of To-Day, An Exposition and Critique of New Thought, Christian Science, Spiritualism, Psychical Research (Sir Oliver Lodge) and Modern Materialism in Relation to Immortality. D. Appleton and Company.
  • John Nevil Maskelyne. (1912). The Fraud of Modern “Theosophy” Exposed. London: George Routledge.
  • John Nevil Maskelyne. (1876). Modern Spiritualism. A Short Account of its Rise and Progress, With Some Exposures of So-Called Spirit Media. London: Frederick Wame.
  • Henry Maudsley. (1886). Natural Causes and Supernatural Seemings. Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co.
  • Joseph McCabe. (1914). The Religion of Sir Oliver Lodge. London: Watts & Co.
  • Joseph McCabe. (1920). Is Spiritualism Based On Fraud? The Evidence Given By Sir A. C. Doyle and Others Drastically Examined. London Watts & Co.
  • Joseph McCabe. (1920). Spiritualism: A Popular History from 1847. Dodd, Mead and Company.
  • Henry C. McComas. (1937). Ghosts I Have Talked With. Williams and Wilkins Company.
  • Georgess McHargue. (1972). Facts, Frauds, and Phantasms: A Survey of the Spiritualist Movement. Doubleday.
  • Antonio Melechi. (2008). Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind. Random House.
  • Charles Arthur Mercier. (1919). Spiritualism and Oliver Lodge. London: Watts & Co.
  • John Mulholland. (1938). Beware Familiar Spirits. New York: Scribner’s.
  • Andrew Neher. (2011). Paranormal and Transcendental Experience: A Psychological Examination. Dover Publications.
  • Joe Nickell. (2005). Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation. University Press of Kentucky.
  • Joe Nickell. (2007). Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. The University Press of Kentucky.
  • Joe Nickell (2012). The Science of Ghosts: Searching for Spirits of the Dead. Prometheus Books.
  • Elliott O'Donnell. (1920). The Menace of Spiritualism. London: T. Werner Laurie.
  • Charles Grafton Page. (1853). Psychomancy: Spirit-Rappings and Table-Tippings Exposed. New-York: D. Appleton and Company.
  • Edmund Parish. (1897). Hallucinations and Illusions: A Study of the Fallacies of Perception. London: Walter Scott.
  • Robert L. Park. (2000). Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud. Oxford University Press.
  • Ronald Pearsall. (1972). The Table-Rappers. Book Club Associates.
  • Massimo Pigliucci, Maarten Boudry. (2013). Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. University Of Chicago Press.
  • Felix Planer. (1980). Superstition. Cassell.
  • Frank Podmore. (1911). The Newer Spiritualism. Henry Holt and Company.
  • Daisie Radner, Michael Radner. (1982). Science and Unreason. Wadsworth.
  • James Randi. (1982). Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions. Prometheus Books.
  • James Randi. (1997). An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural. St. Martin's Griffin.
  • Graham Reed. (1988). The Psychology of Anomalous Experience: A Cognitive Approach. Prometheus Books.
  • Joseph Rinn. (1950). Sixty Years Of Psychical Research: Houdini And I Among The Spiritualists. Truth Seeker.
  • Massimo Polidoro. (2001). Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle. Prometheus Books.
  • Massimo Polidoro. (2003). Secrets of the Psychics: Investigating Paranormal Claims. Prometheus Books.
  • Harry Price, Eric Dingwall. (1922). Revelations of a Spirit Medium. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Harry Price. (1939). Fifty Years of Psychical Research. London: Longman, Green & Company.
  • Julien Proskauer. (1946). The Dead Do Not Talk. Harper & Brothers.
  • Lawrence Samuel. (2011). Supernatural America: A Cultural History. Praeger Publishers.
  • John Thomas Sladek. (1974). The New Apocrypha: A Guide to Strange Sciences and Occult Beliefs. Panther.
  • Jonathan C. Smith. (2009). Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Chung Ling Soo. (1898). Spirit Slate Writing and Kindred Phenomena. Munn & Company.
  • Victor Stenger. (1990). Physics and Psychics: The Search for a World Beyond the Senses. Prometheus Books.
  • Gordon Stein. (1993). Encyclopedia of Hoaxes. Gale Group.
  • Gordon Stein. (1996). The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
  • Karen Stollznow. (2014). Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Arthur Newell Strahler. (1992). Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues. Prometheus Books.
  • Stuart Sutherland. (1994). Irrationality: The Enemy Within. Penguin Books.
  • Amy Tanner. (1910). Studies in Spiritism. D. Appleton and Company.
  • Paul Tabori. (1961). The Art of Folly. Prentice-Hall International, Inc.
  • Paul Tabori. (1966). Harry Price: The Biography of a Ghosthunter. Living Books.
  • John Taylor. (1980). Science and the Supernatural: An Investigation of Paranormal Phenomena Including Psychic Healing, Clairvoyance, Telepathy, and Precognition by a Distinguished Physicist and Mathematician. Temple Smith.
  • Donald Serrell Thomas. (1989). Robert Browning: A Life Within Life. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  • Thomas Tietze. (1973). Margery. Harper & Row.
  • John W. Truesdell. (1883). The Bottom Facts Concerning the Science of Spiritualism: Derived from Careful Investigations Covering a Period of Twenty-Five Years. G. W. Carlton: New York.
  • Donald West. (1954). Psychical Research Today. Duckworth.
  • Barry Wiley. (2012). The Thought Reader Craze: Victorian Science at the Enchanted Boundary. McFarland.
  • Richard Wiseman. (1997). Deception & Self-Deception: Investigating Psychics. Prometheus Books.
  • Richard Wiseman. (2011). Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There. Macmillan.
  • L. Forbes Winslow. (1877). Spiritualistic Madness. London.
  • Horace Wyndham. (1937). Mr. Sludge, the Medium. Geoffrey Bles.
  • Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins. (2001). Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins. Joseph Henry Press.
  • Leonard Zusne, Warren H. Jones. (1989). Anomalistic Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.