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Marked for a VictimStuart Cumberland
A tale of modern black art. A thrilling story of love and mysticism.
In the Victorian age, spiritism and mysticism were big business. Therefore it is no surprise that a muscle reader like Stuart Cumberland tried to take advantage of it and wrote stories based on his experience as a 'thought reader'.
This story was also published under A Fatal Affinity: A Weird Story
1st edition 1889, 93 pages; PDF 116 pages.
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Conjurer DickProfessor Hoffmann
This is a lovely story of a boy wizard growing up to become a conjurer. While this is not autobiographical, Angelo Lewis clearly incorporated aspects of his own experience and life into this novel. For example, one of his teachers of card sleight-of-hand, M. Charlier, makes an appearance as Monsieur Ledoyen. This was the first book that had his pseudonym, Professor Hoffmann, as well as his real name, Angelo J. Lewis, on the cover.
Interesting for magicians is that every trick that features in this novel is explained. While the explanations are not very detailed, they are enough to reveal...
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Let's Hear It For The Boy!Graham Hey
A romantic-comedy novel about a failed magician.
"Poignant comedy genius at its best" - The GuardianWhen twenty-something James Valentine seeks refuge from the rain, the only shelter he can find is under the canopy of a fortune teller's dilapidated shed in Whitby. Madam Lulu invites him in and reveals that he's going to meet three women who will influence his life in ways...
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King KokoProfessor Hoffmann
King Koko is a satirical performance piece, written for the stage by the one and only Professor Hoffmann.
Your audiences will love this amusing farce about a colorful King, his beautiful daughter, her fairy godmother, and the two suitors that are trying to win her hand in marriage. Along the way, 20 magical illusions are performed that add to the enchanting tale.
The effects are taught in Hoffmann's clear, concise style with twenty-seven illustrations.
From the Introduction by B.W. McCarron:
"The tale that you are about to experience has a charm and magic about it that is equal to that of a Disney...
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The Curious Case of Jack the Ripper, Conan Doyle and HoudiniPaul Voodini
A gas-lamp mystery featuring Jack the Ripper, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, Cthulhu, Mina Crandon, Mary Jane Kelly, the Cottingley Fairies, and a cast of thousands!
"I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death," - Harry Houdini.
An exhilarating romp through Victorian London and 1920s Boston, as fact and fantasy are merged, moulded together, and then torn apart again all for your entertainment and delectation! By combining...
★★★★★ $4to wish list
The House of the SphinxHenry Ridgely Evans
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Di Carini Investigations: The San Francisco Files 1935-1944D. Angelo Ferri
Many years ago at one of the first Tannen's Magic Conventions the author attended he met Walter Gibson. He knew many of the great magicians of the 30's and 40's personally including Harry Blackstone Sr. and he had a series of Detective Comic Books. He wrote books about magic and he created the masked crime fighter: The Shadow. D. Angelo Ferri used to listen to The Shadow on the radio when he was a kid. He also watched a lot of early TV shows inspired by those old radio programs, TV shows like Racket Squad, Dragnet, The Untouchables, and The Naked City.
Ferri loves to smoke cigars. One foggy night he was walking through the...
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The Magic ConnectionBev Bergeron
Romance and smuggling gold in the Far East, while witnessing the beginning of WWII. An old time adventure story based on true happenings and the telling of untold stories that happen before the World War II started. Join our master magician as he cons his magical way across the Orient out smarting the USA, British and Japanese Governments with a shipload of gold.
"I started to read your Magic Connections book last night thinking I would finish it in a few days. I became so involved in the adventures of the traveling troupe of entertainers that I spent the entire night reading until this morning...
★★★★★ $15to wish list
Sherlock Holmes and The Prince of VentriloquistsVal Andrews
A new century has dawned and for Holmes it signifies that he is soon to retire to Sussex to keep bees. Inspector Lestrade is already retired but looking for work as a store detective when he is informed of events concerning Arthur Prince, The Prince of Ventriloquists, which are so singular that he calls upon Holmes who demonstrates that his deductive powers are still as sharp as ever. Arthur Prince’s stage puppet has been stolen from his locked dressing room only to reappear some hours later. This strange event has now occurred on three different occasions, but stranger still is the fact that...
★★★★★ $8to wish list