Words from the book by Harry Houdini... "The material contained in this book has been collected by me personally during many years of my active professional life. It has been my good fortune to meet personally and converse with the chiefs of police and the most famous detectives in all the great cities of the world. To these gentlemen, I am indebted for many amusing and instructive incidents hitherto unknown to the world. The work of collecting and arranging this material and writing the different chapters has occupied many a leisure hour. My only wish is that: The Right Way to Do Wrong" may amuse and entertain my readers and place the unwary on their guard. If my humble efforts in collecting and writing these facts shall accomplish this purpose, I shall be amply repaid, and feel that my labor has not been in vain. Harry Houdini, Handcuff King, and Jail Breaker Does it pay to commit a crime? To the best of Harry Houdini's belief, The Right Way To do Wrong, if read rightly is a sermon more powerful against wrong-doing than many that are preached from the pulpit. A glimpse of the Contents: Income of a Criminal; The Aristocrat of Thievery; The Game of Wits; Fake! Fake! Fake!