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Will Goldston
Sensational Tales of Mystery Men by Will Goldston

Stories and anecdotes of the Who's Who of magic in the early 20th century. Several are about Houdini.

  • An Introduction
  • Foreword
  • The Truth About The Zancigs
  • The Tragedy Of Hanco
  • When G. W. Hunter Dried Up
  • How Denny And Will Goldston Escaped Gaol
  • The Truth Of Horace Goldin's Arrest
  • The Cornells And Their Ghastly Publicity Stunt
  • The Strangeness Of Lafayette
  • Dante Perplexed
  • Dante's Experience In Russia
  • Muller The Mystic
  • Was Chung Ling Soo Murdered?
  • A Handcuff Escape That Went Wrong
  • Ceeley And The Naked Lady
  • Frank Van Hoven's Tragic Failure
  • Frank Van Hoven And A Fellow Artist's Wife
  • Wishart And The...
2018 / 2 / 13
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John Booth
Marvels of Mystery by John Booth

A great ebook, explaining 25 masterpieces of magic, exactly as performed by the author on stages around the world. New tricks, close-up tricks, tricks you've never seen before, club tricks, Impromptu effects, a magic table, and much more.

Booth's marvelous Production Routine is worth many times the price of the whole ebook - and you can make practically the whole outfit yourself. Perform it nearly anywhere, since Booth presented it in Nightclubs with people all around.

Magic masters including Paul Rosini, Annemann, Milbourne Christopher, Carlton King, Bill Larsen, Sid Lorraine, Lloyd Jones, John Mulholland and hundreds of others rated it as a great...

2018 / 2 / 13
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Werner Miller
Sub Rosa 13 by Werner Miller

Among other effects, Werner Miller explores the old age cards trick and stretches it into new and so far unexplored directions including versions where the spectator is allowed to lie.

  • Leporello
  • Ternary Number Compass
  • Binary Number Compass
  • Binary Card Compass
  • Binary Card Cube
  • Aside From Binary and Ternary
  • Extensions
  • OWLright
  • Four Questions
  • Seven Questions
  • Four Ins, One Out
  • Off-Form Psychic
  • No Milk Today
  • ESPiatnik
  • Do You Play Cards?
  • Lady First
  • amBiguous
  • Instant Sudoku
  • Swindle Sudoku II
  • 2ZZ

1st edition 2018, 44 pages.

2018 / 2 / 11
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Devin Knight & Bob Hummer
Improved Little Strangers by Devin Knight & Bob Hummer

Using your own deck or a borrowed deck, you turn your back to the spectator. The spectator can shuffle the deck while your back is turned. The spectator removes the top 15 cards from the pack just as they come. From those 15 cards he is to remove all the black cards and put them in his front left pants pocket. The remaining red cards, he counts and then places them in his right front pants pocket.

Next, he takes a few more cards from the remaining deck, the number to correspond the number of red cards in his right pants pocket. If he placed 7 cards there, he would remove from the deck face...

2018 / 2 / 10
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Ian Kendall
Basic Training for Breakfast by Ian Kendall

From the introduction:

Magic lectures, and more relevantly their notes, are a strange thing. While some are an endless parade of tricks and their explanations, some are thinly disguised dealer dems and some are virtuoso displays of unattainable sleight of hand, there are occasionally lectures that offer the inside information on performing for real people. Where it's not just the tricks that matter, it's all the little bits and pieces that lie in between the lines that make the difference between 'doing a trick' and 'making magic happen'. Guess which one I'm aiming for here.

The goal is...

2018 / 2 / 8
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Les Sharps
Sharp Sorcery by Les Sharps

Routines for the stand-up magician.

From the introduction by Wm. G. Stickland:

If necessity is the Mother of Invention, we have the answer to the volume of offbeat magical effects which have emanated from the brains of these two enthusiasts in recent years, for living so far from magic activities (except those they have themselves organised) and magic dealers, they have been forced, in their desire to keep up-to-date, to originate their own effects. For several years the contribution of Les Sharps have been features of the British Ring Parade in each Christmas "Linking Ring", and in addition...

2018 / 2 / 7
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Ken Scholes
Stuntrix by Ken Scholes

Stunts, gags and puzzles, some new and some very old, with which to amuse your friends when called upon to "show us a trick". Many of the tricks are old and well known, but they are included in the hope that they will be fresh to some of you.

Photographs by Lewis Ganson.

  • Mathamatchic
  • The Big Blow
  • Have-A-Light
  • Rocket Match
  • Eternal Triangle
  • Economy Matches
  • Match-Up
  • Heads Or Tails?
  • Condiments Of The Seasoning
  • Suspendid
  • Passing Coin
  • Shooting-Match
  • Change-About
  • Suit Changing
  • Light Humour
  • Gone!
  • Coin Spin
  • Go-Go Coin
  • Long Stretch
  • Salted
  • Heads And Tails
  • Holey
  • Push
  • Silly Scissors
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2018 / 2 / 7
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Robert A. Nelson
More Effective Answers to Questions by Robert A. Nelson

A sequel to Effective Answers to Questions, which has been regarded by the profession as the greatest book of its kind.

In this informative 'how-to book,' Nelson presents many angles and arguments that will enable the performer to present a better, and more effective program. Nelson's comments on TV, radio and newspaper work will be found very valuable for professional workers, as he shares a lifetime of practical knowledge, gained from his many years of actual experience. How to impress your audience is one of the many features of this ebook. Many new gags, both sensational and humorous will be found between the covers. ...

2018 / 2 / 7
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Robert A. Nelson
The Master Sealed Letter Reading Act by Robert A. Nelson

A convincing, "real time" method of reading sealed messages, as employed by fraudulent mediums and psychics.

A strictly one man feature. The psychic passes among the audience, handing out small, unprepared envelopes containing a blank card. On these cards, spectators write their name and questions, then carefully seal them inside the envelope. The mentalist now collects the envelopes, never allowing them to get out of sight of the writers.

The performer or medium now holds the envelopes to his or her forehead, first calling out the writer's name, then proceeding to answer the spectator's...

2018 / 2 / 7
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Cara Hamilton
Touch of the Ancients by Cara Hamilton

Touch of the Ancients is an ebook that introduces the reader to one of the worlds oldest magical principles. It was described by Western Diplomats as the finest magic in India. Here Cara re-investigates and re-imagines the principle, follows a cultural line of how this principle would be employed by the various peoples and migrations from the Indus Valley, with a very twisted addition.

Includes 6 killer routines:

  • The original Victorian Indian Presentation
  • The Armanen Codex
  • The Thread and Comb
  • The Voodoo Curse
  • The Money Spell
  • The Lama's Lamp

1st edition 2015, 26 pages.

2018 / 2 / 7
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Paul Clive
Card Tricks Without Skill by Paul Clive

This collection of card tricks is really wonderful with very nice routines and simple effects. It is surprising that this book has not seen more attention and is hardly known. Take a look. You will be surprised. One of those hidden gems. It has been described by others as a "minor classic".

This ebook covers both the first and expanded third edition.

  • Introduction to the Third Edition
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: Conjurers' Terms And Artifices
    • False Cuts
    • False Shuffles
    • Forcing
    • Locators, And Key Cards
    • Shuffles
  • Chapter II: Beginners' Tricks
    • Three Odd Heaps, No. 1
    • You Do As I Do....
2018 / 2 / 3
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Devin Knight
How To Not Get Arrested At A Gig by Devin Knight

Did you know you could be doing things at your gigs that could get you arrested or lead to hefty fines? I know in the past I was guilty of doing some of these things which led me to write this e-book. In my opinion this is the definitive work on avoiding getting busted at a gig.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first e-book written entirely on this subject. It was written to protect entertainers and should be considered a must read for all performers. It's a shame that I have to write this PDF, but unfortunately there are things that entertainers could be doing at their shows that...

2018 / 2 / 1
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Geoff Williams
Mnemonica for Everybody by Geoff Williams

Mnemonica for Everybody is a streamlined, graphical method for easily and quickly learning the Tamariz stack.

It's the same Peg Memory System (PMS) I developed that I used to learn the Aronson Stack in an hour while driving. BTW, this same technique works great for every memorized stack out there including the Aronson Stack, The Six-Hour Memorized Deck by Martin Joyal, the Nikola stack and others.

Even though there are no actual tricks taught in this manuscript, it does contain links to several free memorized deck tricks and other resources (including a free e-book from Simon Aronson).

Please refer to the writings...

2018 / 1 / 31
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Karrell Fox
Goodies by Karrell Fox

From the Foreword by Harry Blackstone, Jr.

The strongest possible effects achieved with the simplest possible methods has always been the Fox' formula. He has applied it to all of his magical activities in the field, from comedy magic to mentalism, to being one of the most successful of all trade show magicians.

  • Dedication
  • Thank Yous ...
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Watch Closely
    • Gulliver's Nickel
    • The "Slaphappy" Coin
    • Floating Foam
    • The Write Word
    • Confuscious Say
    • Changing The Change
    • A Mouse In The House
  • Chapter 2: Card Concepts
    • E.Z. Bridge
    • A False Swinger
    • The...
2018 / 1 / 30
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Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George Blake
Linking Finger Ring by Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George Blake

Routines with the Himber type linking finger ring.

  • The Original Himber Routine
  • Richard Himber's StaggeRing
  • The K de C Triple Link (Ken de Courcy)
  • About Rings and Things (George Blake)
  • Ring, Pin and Cord
  • Chinese Coins and Rings
  • A Ring and a Loop o'String
  • Sefalaljia-By Hand
  • BewildeRing

1st digital edition 2018, 19 pages.

2018 / 1 / 30
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Unknown Mentalist
Klean Force by Unknown Mentalist

Klean Force is a simple self working principle which can be used to build interesting routines with different themes. In this manuscript, two killer routines are explained which you could very well use as 'gig getters'. One routine is based on the theme of 'countries' and another on the theme of 'famous quotes'. A five minute preparation is all you need to start performing these routines.

The participants make absolutely free choices and yet the 'force' hits cleanly and cleverly. There are no sleights, no pre show, no stooges. It is mostly self working and there is nothing to reset. The performer...

2018 / 1 / 30
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Ken de Courcy
You'll Get The Point by Ken de Courcy

If you like a real card baffler, look no further. This is a sort of 'One-Deck Do-As-I-Do' but it works on a very different principle.

Cards are shuffled and cut both by the spectator and the performer (really!). The spectator mentally chooses a card (free choice) and the performer does the same. Then the cards are shuffled again. Unbelievably, the magician and the spectator get cards of the same value and colour. It almost works itself.

Effect: The performer cuts a portion off the pack, hands it to a spectator and asks him to do exactly as he does. First they both shuffle their packets,...

2018 / 1 / 29
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Gerard Zitta
Touchy by Gerard Zitta

This ebook is an exploration of a clever principle rarely used by mentalists or magicians, and probably known by just a few. It can use four to a dozen of flat objects (that can be borrowed): cards, jumbo cards, business cards, index cards, coasters, postcards, banknotes, photographs, billets, lottery tickets, coupons, poker chips, etc.

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You can have your back turned:

You show a number of postcards, for instance, with different cities or countries. The spectator mixes them and puts the one she prefers, on the table. Then, she is instructed to put the other ones on top...

2018 / 1 / 27
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Wm. Ravetta & Otto Waldmann
Up-To-Date Magical Ideas by Wm. Ravetta & Otto Waldmann

Here's an ebook of clever and original ideas and routines for standard parlor and club effects.

Originally published as a limited edition booklet by the manufacturer of the Mysto Magic Set, the authors have contributed several excellent performance ideas that will delight your audience.

In addition, the authors have supplied instructions for creating updated fekes and gimmics to perform popular tricks, such as producing a rabbit from an empty hat or performing the Aerial Treasury effect. An excellent ebook of audience-tested magic.

Here's an example. Imagine if a magician walks up to you and asks...

2018 / 1 / 27
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A. C. Gilbert
Gilbert Handkerchief Tricks by A. C. Gilbert
  • Foreword
  • Practice
  • Misdirection
  • Important Warning
  • If Something Goes Wrong
  • Essential Apparatus for an Evening's Entertainment with Handkerchief Tricks
  • The Opening Trick
  • Dyeing a Handkerchief
  • The Conjurer as a Dyer
  • The Handkerchief Vanisher
  • The Mirror Glass
  • The Disappearing Handkerchief from a Lamp Chimney
  • Herman's Vanishing Knots
  • Stretching a Handkerchief
  • The Instantly Knotted Handkerchiefs
  • The Vanishing Ring from Goblet of Water by Means of a Handkerchief
  • The Burnt Handkerchief Restored
  • Juggling
  • Producing a Handkerchief in Full View from a Glass
  • Handkerchief Casette
  • Drum...
2018 / 1 / 26
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Devin Knight
The Ultimate Psychic Secret by Devin Knight
"I do a lot of Q&A act in my shows and I have different ways to get people info. This for sure is another tool I will have at my disposal when I can. Thanks Devin for releasing this." - Luca Volpe

"This is a shocking book. I will never use it, but every mentalist should own it to know what is going on. It is a valuable reference, but do not use it. Like a modern-day nightmare alley, it exposes the dark underbelly of the art. It should be in your library, but much feels immoral, and you must be hip to it. Treasure it, like a radioactive isotope, but keep your distance." - Marc Salem

Finally,...

2018 / 1 / 26
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La Ville
Free Choice by La Ville

Out of 52 cards the spectator names any card. The magician opens a deck of cards and shows all the cards are blue, except for the spectator's card. Its the only card with a red back.

This a another handling on the old "Invisible Deck - Brain Wave" card trick.

Features of Free Choice:

  • No rough and smooth
  • No tape
  • No double cards
  • The spectator can name any card.
  • The card can be checked out by the spectator
Skill level: Intermediate

1st edition 2018, length 23 min

2018 / 1 / 26
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David Jonathan
Arbitrium by David Jonathan

Why do ACAAN with one deck when you can up the apparent impossibility with two decks? That's the beauty of Arbitrium.

Imagine removing a prediction card and placing it in your pocket. You then bring out two decks, one with numbered cards and one standard deck. The spectator makes an actual free choice from each deck, selecting one number and one playing card. The performer removes his prediction to show it not only matches the freely selected card, but it also has the chosen number boldly drawn on it. A double prediction and ACAAN combined.

The 50-minute video download covers multiple...

2018 / 1 / 26
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Michael Jay
Top Hat Volume 2 Issue 14 (Jan 2018) by Michael Jay
  • A Letter from the Editor by Michael Jay
  • The Art of Reading Magic by Gary Scott
  • The Magician's Notebook by Zero Jones
  • Four (Self Working) Card Tricks by Werner Miller
  • Visions of Vernon by Mark Williams
  • The Magician by Michael Jay
  • The Magic of Love - A Valentine's Trick by Jon A. Hand
  • Bizarre Bursary
  • Ned by Weepin' Willie
  • End Page

46 pages

2018 / 1 / 26
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