Lynn J. Searles
(Fairport, New York: 13th September 1914 - 24th December 1972)
Changed his first name to Lin in late 1950s. Learned magic in 1929. Pro writer of Western novels. Semi-pro magician. Invented the Stung card effect by 1931, Aces Up in 1950, Cannibal Cards in late 1950s, and Auto Break. Scriptwriter in early 1960s for Mark Wilson's "Magic Land of AllaKazam" TV series. Killed during holdup of his magic shop in Pasadena.