"Diamonds From Coal, the third card book co-authored by Robin Robertson and Peter Duffie, contains superb material like their first two publications, Card Conspiracy Vol. 1 and Card Conspiracy Vol. 2, that is not only well constructed and entertaining, it does not require an inordinate amount of skill. Together the Duffie/Robertson trilogy is the best value in card magic to come out in a long time." - Harvey Rosenthal
Biddle Force: An Unnatural Order; A Swindle of Suits; Observation Test; Name a Number, Any Number
Batch Mexican Turnover: On a Match; Mag(net)Ic; Looks Can be Deceiving; The Royal Road; Combined Forces; Rapid-Fire Aces
Bluff Jog: Some You Win, Some You Lose; Majestic; Unexpected Findings
Colombini Force: Spaghetti Sandwich; Multiple Spaghetti Sandwich; Royal Spaghetti Collectors; Quarterback
Face-up Drop Switch: Chroma Zone; Chroma Zone Transpo
Flip-Over-Switch: Flip-Over Anti-Oil-and-Water; Helium Aces; Hanky-Panky Hotel; Flip-Over Technicolor Hotel
Head-Over-Heels (HOH): Twinsight; Flight of Discovery; One Deft Move; Is It a Prediction, A Transposition, or What?: HOH Collectors; A Fair Deal
Open Double-Deal Switch: Military Card Trick; Double Dealin' Royals
Raised Interlocked Principle: The Eradicators; Thought Card Across; Invisible Card Redux
Re-Calculated Cut: Leo-Ben Stop Trick; Black Magic Prediction; Separated at Birth; Undo Cull-pability; Undo Cull-pability-2; Undoozy; Do Unto Others; Jack Attack
Pseudo-CATO: Guessing Colors; Moving Colors; Uncertain Separation; Indeterminate Conclusion
Royalty: The Inseparable Royals; A Trick You Can Count On; An Acrobatic Discovery; Noble Triumph; In Days of Old; Upper Class Weddings; Mythology
Survivor: A Known Survivor; Soul-Mate-Survivor
EGO Bonus Section:
TAPGAC: Chaos Theory; The Royal Clans: Return of the Lonely Card; Princes and Peasants; Deduction production: Two for the Road.
Flip-Flop Force: Finding the Flipping Aces; Flashy Mates; Flashy Flush; Flip-Flop Marriages; The Attractors; 1-2-3 Elevator Aces; Elevator Mates; The Ones We Can’t See; More Diminishing Matches; I Spy; A Royal Display; Royal Flip-Flop-Jog.
Misc. Extras: Shape-Shifter Blues; Shape-Shifter Blues-2.
1st edition 2004; electronic edition 2007; 161 pages.
word count: 46236 which is equivalent to 184 standard pages of text