This treatise is a detailed exploration of a glorified location-divination, framed by a whimsical conceit - namely that an inanimate object - a playing card - is the supposed agency that makes the entire trick work. In this regard it was an effort to upgrade an essentially puerile divination effect.
Here is the basic approach or plot: The way the performer learns the identity of a freely selected card is apparently due to enlisting the assistance of another playing card (usually a Queen), which whispers the name of the selection to the magician. The magician then acts as the Queen's proxy and audibly names the selection.
- Ladson Butler
- The Joker Tells (Ladson Butler)
- After The Initial Seed Was Sown
- The Whispering Queen (Harry "Louine")
- The Wise Queen (Thurston)
- Whispering Queen (Harry Kellar)
- Whispering Queen (Joseph Leeming)
- The Wise Queen (Joseph Leeming)
- The Whispering Queen (Edward Victor)
- Card Voice (Ted Annemann)
- The Whispering Queen (Edward Marlo)
- The Snappy Whispering Queen (Jon Racherbaumer)
- Stage Shout (Roy Walton)
- Cries And Whispers (John Bannon)
- Scries And Whispers II (Jon Racherbaumer)
- The Queen Whispers And Whisks Away (Jon Racherbaumer)
- The Whispering Joker (Paul Curry)
- The Joker Reads Minds (Edward Marlo)
1st edition 2019, 50 pages.
word count: 12586 which is equivalent to 50 standard pages of text