Black Orchids (Rex Stout)
Classic mystery (actually, two novellas in one book) featuring Nero Wolfe, grower of orchids, gourmand, and solver of most puzzling crimes.
Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death (Deborah Blum). From the back cover: "At the close of the 19th century...a small group of scientists launched a determined investigation into 'unexplainable' incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. Led by William James, the renowned philosopher...they staked their reputations...on one of the most extraordinary psychological quests ever undertaken...."
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