[Published in the Skeptical Inquirer, vol. 41, no. 1, January/February 2018, p. 65.]

Rose Mackenberg

In Terence Hines' review of Tony Wolf's book about Rose Mackenberg, Houdini's "Girl Detective" (September/October 2017), he states that "Until the publication of this book, the only description of her [in the skeptical literature] was in a short piece by Loren Pankratz in the July/August 1995 Skeptical Inquirer (pp. 28-29)."

This is almost but not quite accurate. CSI Fellow Daniel Loxton, editor of Junior Skeptic, showcased Rose Mackenberg and NYPD detective and fortuneteller fraud buster Mary Sullivan in the 46th issue of Junior Skeptic back in 2013, inside Skeptic magazine vol. 18, no. 1. The Junior Skeptic cover features Sullivan and Mackenberg.

Jim Lippard
Phoenix, Arizona