Professional magician Harry Houdini authored two short stories that appeared in Weird Tales, a cheap, popular magazine, in early 1924. One, “The Spirit Fakers of Hermannstadt,” was serialized in two parts. It appeared in the Weird Tales, vol. 3, no. 3 and 4 (March and April 1924). The other, “The Hoax of the Spirit Lover,” appeared in Weird Tales, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1924).