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100 Mysteries for Arm-Chair DetectivesJ. C. Cannell
Based on actual crimes and mysteries investigated at Scotland Yard.
This is a fun read if you like short problems of deduction and observation. While most of them are not locked room problems, there are two of them in this collection, #34 and #88. One of them states that on an express train, a girl was found dead in a third-class compartment. Her head was badly injured. A violent blow had caused her death. The train had not stopped during the journey and the girl had occupied the compartment alone all the way.
Magicians will be able to solve some of the mysteries more easily because they...
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Vanni Bossi: the man and the artistRoberto Bombassei & Biagio Fasano
The biography of a great artist and creative of the Italian and international magical world.
Fifteen years after his death, the artist, magician and writer Roberto Bombassei, through a work of research and study, pays tribute to his mentor by publishing for the first time his biography: his beginnings, his path, his studies, his thoughts, his creations.
Foreword by Tony Binarelli. English translation and additional notes by Biagio Fasano.
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An Unfathomable PremonitionUnnamed Magician
A prediction deck is removed from its box by the magician. The magician spreads out the faces of the cards towards two spectators as he tells them "I've isolated one card in this deck as my prediction. I won't tell you what it is just yet. I am going to try to signal it to your subconscious for now. Look carefully." After this, he places this deck face down in front of the two spectators and tells them he will return to the prediction at the end. The magician also promises never to touch that deck again.
Now the first spectator is given another deck and the second spectator...
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Magicseen No. 112 (September 2023)Phil Shaw
Vol. 19, No. 4, September 2023; 60 pages
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Dice TelepathyJohn Carey
I am delighted to announce the release of my new ebook Dice Telepathy. In effect, 4 different colored dice are displayed and mixed by a spectator while your back is turned. They then place a dice in their left pocket, their right pocket and hold the other two dice one in each closed hand. The mentalist then turns back around and amazingly divines which dice is where. It's as clean as that. No gimmicks, gaffs or trained hamsters are used in this miracle class effect.
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Mentalism with BanknotesRenzo Grosso
Until a few years ago it was possible to propose an interesting effect, using a euro banknote (any), which the spectator took out of his wallet. The serial number consisted of a letter, which identified the country, and a series of numbers; the essential feature was that each country had its own control code; by removing a number it was possible, through a procedure that we will see later, to identify it.
Then new banknotes were printed, with a new type of serial number (before it had a letter, which indicated the country; now it has two letters, the first identifies the country, the second...
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Scripted #39: The Chain GameLarry Brodahl
A quick routine for the Chain Game, Endless Chain, Loopy Loops, etc. that entertains your audience, and gives them a feel for the con game without taking too long. They are even given a consolation prize, which is immediately taken back, and they are left with "something to think on".
This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece of timing, setup and nuance of the routine. The ebook also takes you through an overview of some of the steps of script writing and routine design used to create the script.
NOTE: Part of this routine relies on wordplay that may not work outside of the English...
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The Great Eyeless Vision ActMago Marko
Are you ready to astonish and captivate your audience like never before? Look no further, as we present to you the most awe-inspiring and mind-boggling act you can perform: The Great Eyeless Vision Act! Imagine a performance that defies the very laws of perception, where your eyes are blindfolded, yet you effortlessly identify and describe any object offered by the audience.
The grand finale of this extraordinary act involves duplicating the signature of an unknown spectator - a feat that seems utterly impossible. Unlock the closely guarded techniques to pull off this mind-bending climax...
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Princess on the MoveIan Baxter
Who among us has not heard of, seen, or performed The Princess Card Trick? For the record, it was conceived by Henry Hardin and was first made available way back in 1903. Mahatma magazine carried advertising for it and in the decades that followed, countless 'improvements' ended up in print.
It seems that not too many of these ideas were ever celebrated by the magical fraternity, and no wonder - with crazy fakes and gimmicks being introduced that almost drowned its popularity.
Fortunately, the original idea has remained unchanged which is why today, it is still regarded as a classic of card...
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Eyes of the GodsJohn Hamilton
An exceedingly clever location of two cards using the Free Cut Principle by the inventor of this beautiful principle.
Effect: The performer hands a deck of cards to one of two spectators with the request that he shuffle it, and then divide it equally with a second spectator. While this is being done, the performer turns his back.
Now each spectator is instructed to select a card from his respective half. Next they each exchange a number of cards so that the performer doesn't know how many cards each man holds, or which cards were selected (and he doesn't). Now the performer tells them...
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Reflections 6Abhinav Bothra
Insights from within delves into the transformative power of self-reflection and inner wisdom.
In a world filled with distractions, this eBook invites you to explore the depths of your own consciousness and uncover profound truths of the Art of Magic. It is both thought-provoking and a path to self-discovery that can help you to cultivate clarity, resilience, and authentic growth.
Let's embark on a soul-stirring journey that will awaken your innermost insights and unlock your true potential.
In this sixth i.e., the last volume of Reflections I talk about :
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Das Buch der KartenkünsteRudolf Marian
Enthaltend die besten Kartenkunststücke neuerer und älterer Zeit oder die Kunst, kleinere und größere Gesellschaften durch leicht erlernbare Kunstgriffe in der angenehmsten Weise zu unterhalten, zusammengestellt für Dilettanten und Vorgeschrittenere und durch eigene vieljährige Erfahrung bereichert.
Ein tolles Werk über Kartenzauberei das einen größeren Bekanntheitsgrad verdient als es derzeit hat. Es deckt einen großen Bogen der Kartenzauberkunst ab. Das Buch beginnt damit die Vorzüge der Kartenkunst für gesellschaftlich Unterhaltung aufzuzeigen. Rudolf Marian erklärt im Ersten...
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The Wrong LetterWalter S. Masterman
The crime: The Home Secretary Sir James Watson was found shot in the head inside his study which was locked from the inside. There was no apparent way in or out for the murderer to have been able to get into the room to commit the crime, nor a way to escape unnoticed. Further, the housekeeper Mrs. Simmons did not hear any shot which she certainly would have. What is going on here? How was the crime committed and by who?
It will be the task of Superintendent Sinclair from Scotland Yard and his amateur sleuth friend Sylvester Collins, a barrister, to unravel the mystery.
The inside cover...
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Crymp: the RFID-blocking Origami Wallet with ClosureChris Wasshuber
Crymp is an origami wallet (no gluing or sewing) that you can fold in a matter of a few minutes. With some practice, one can do it in under a minute. The unique feature of the wallet is that it has a closure. A specially designed plastic piece, roughly the size of a credit card, is inserted in such a way that it locks in place so that it cannot fall out or be pulled out during normal usage. It allows a rubber band to be semi-permanently linked to the wallet. This makes opening and closing the wallet very easy because the rubber band can't be lost. One can let go of it and it remains attached...
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The Bammo Full-Deck False ShuffleBob Farmer
J.C. Wagner's "Super Closer" is one of the most impressive routines you can do with a deck of cards. Ricky Jay knew this and only was told the workings after Wagner held out for one of Jay's inner secrets.
The deck is shuffled and cut and then divided into four packets. The magician and the spectator shuffle the four packets.
Effect #1: The top cards of each packet are turned over to reveal the four Aces.
Effect #2: The spectator buries the four Aces in the deck. The magician spells each Ace to find all four and, as he does so, four packets are created.
Effect #3: The four Kings are spelled...
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A Regal ExchangeDavid Regal & Dartagnan
David Regal is a television writer and producer (Carbonnaro Effect) by profession, with a background in live comedy. But you likely know his work in magic, either through the tricks he has created like "Sudden Deck", or the books he's authored such as Approaching Magic, or his own performances at the Magic Castle or on video.
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El EncantadorChristian Cagigal & Dartagnan
Christian Cagigal is a highly decorated performer who splits his time between New York and San Francisco. His one-man shows "Now and at the Hour" and "Obscura" (among others) have received critical acclaim. He's a theatre consultant as well as the owner of the "San Francisco Ghost Hunt" walking tour.
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The CoyoteWhit Haydn & Dartagnan
Whit "Pop" Haydn is a decorated performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. His "expatriate con man and medicine show huckster from the early 20th century" character, "Pop", is beloved throughout the world and all its venues, be it festivals, private events or in the past, the streets.
Though he's always been a character, Whit Haydn decided to become a new manifestation of himself named Pop. Listen as I interview Pop and dig into such topics as...
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Magical Hints and Valuable InformationWill Goldston
Programmes, ventriloquial dialogues, juggling, cartooning, paper folding, care of animals and birds.
Excerpt from the introduction:
The suggestions for suitable programmes for different occasions form a unique feature of this book. Many books of magic give away secrets of tricks but leave the reader to judge for himself which tricks should be shown to children, which to adults if children are present, which to an audience of adults, and so on. By suggesting the right tricks for different occasions I trust I have helped some readers along the difficult road to success. After all, if the road...
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Masterful Mysteries: Professional Magic FeatsMago Marko
Within these pages, you will find seventeen performance-tested routines picked from my professional repertoire. Some of these I perform in almost every show, others are special items I have performed on television and special shows.
I have been a professional magician for 56 years, having performed in many Spanish-speaking countries like Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain. In Spain, I remained for sixteen years and performed hundreds of shows, including national television. I have also been on cruise ships in the Mediterranean several times. ...
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Signed Coin TranspoMark Leveridge
Two coins are shown and can be examined if required. They can also be borrowed if preferred. One of them has a sticker bearing a spectator's initials placed on it. A handkerchief is placed over the signed coin and the plain one is positioned on top of the cloth which is folded back across it. A wave of a magic marker pen across the handkerchief, and immediately the cloth is unfolded to reveal that the signed coin is now resting on top of the handkerchief, and on the table below the cloth is the unsigned one.
Simple to do, this requires one common coin gimmick.
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Grasshopper CardsAldo Colombini
You place the Ace, Two, Three and Four of Clubs on the table in a square formation as is typically done with matrix-type effects. You cover two cards with two jumbo cards. One by one all the cards assemble under one jumbo card.
You try to repeat the 'assembly' without the jumbo cards but the regular cards do not move. You turn over three cards and they are seen to be all blank. The other card is the 10 of Clubs, the sum of all the cards!
[Note: Aldo originally included the three necessary blank cards and the two jumbo cards. This download does not include these cards. You will have to supply them yourself.]
1st edition 2010, video 7:47...
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The Death of Laurence ViningAlan Thomas
An obscure masterpiece in the world of locked room mysteries with a meticulously planned-out crime that will delight the discerning detective story fan.
The original inside flap advert reads:
This brilliant first novel contains an original twist of plot that will be a tremendous relief to readers tired of the modern run of detective stories. They had found Laurence Vining, the famous criminologist, dead in the lift at the Hyde Park Tube station, a Malay kris buried in his back. The attendant swore no one had been in the lift with Vining. The skillful elaboration of incident and the...
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Karteizetteltasche GebrauchsmusterGünther Dammann
Diese Gebrauchsmusteranmeldung hat nur am Rande mit der Zauberkunst zu tun. Günther Dammann hat wahrscheinlich diese Karteizetteltasche für die Arbeit an seinem Buch Zauberkunst und Zauberkünstler entwickelt und sich seine Errungenschaft in 1934 schützen lassen.
Ein Gebrauchsmuster kommt einem Patent nahe. Es hat aber eine kürzere Laufzeit und die Bedingungen ein Gebrauchsmuster anzumelden sind geringer als bei einem Patent. Das Gebrauchsmuster wird daher manchmal auch das 'kleine Patent' genannt.
Erstausgabe 1934; PDF 4 Seiten.
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