Carneycopia by John Carney


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Beautifully written by Stephen Minch, this book has been acclaimed by critics as one of the best magic books of all time. Within these pages are taught the prized secrets of one of today’s finest and most creative magical entertainers, John Carney.

Here is the close-up magic of which he is proudest; magic that has won its creator the acclaim of his peers and the public alike. Each routine, trick and sleight is taught in painstaking detail. Here, waiting to amaze your audiences, is a compendium of close-up magic, formulated on the classic values of entertainment and baffling mystery.

Within the 296 packed pages of Carneycopia are offered 43 items—29 tricks, sleights and routines with cards, including two complete acts, and 14 exceptional effects with coins, bills, glasses, matches, bottles, pens and sponge balls. 296 pages, 272 pen and ink illustrations by Kelly Lyles.


Introductory Encomia:
Michael Skinner.
Mike Caveney.
Stcphen Minch

Secret Philosophy: John Carney

Current Classic
Predictable Surprise
Final Trace
Soft Glass
Chill Pack
Poor Man’s Card Manipulation
Ethereal Pack
Streamlined Cylinder and Coins
S ide-pocket Transpo
Half Dollars in the Mist
Versa Switch
Kings and Aces Change Places
Fruit Cup
Natural Selection
Australian Aces
Bull Session
Suicide Match
Seconds on Jack Sandwich
The Logical Bill Trick
The Slide to Home Prediction
The Yenrac Packet Switch
To the Sticking Point
Triumph Rip-off
Bullet Train
Quarter Spin
Slick Pip
A Polite Penetration
Slow Fade to Red
Hot Slot
Oil on Troubled Waters
Calligraphic Cash
Rubber Detective
Everywhere. Nowhere and on Your Face
The Thirteenth Victim