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Subtitled “The Packet Trickster’s Handbook,” our newest publication is Paul Hallas’s random walk through packet trick history. This fascinating read is both a review of the development and methods behind some of the best card tricks done with small packets. To this Paul has added new tricks by himself along with some from Peter Duffie, Stephen Tucker, Martin Lewis, Al Smith and others. In addition Paul discusses the contributions to the genre by Peter Kane, Alex Elmsley, Phil Goldstein, Roy Walton, Emerson & West, Brother Hamman, Dai Vernon, Nick Trost, Bruce Cervon, Larry Jennings, Aldo Colombini, Ed Marlo, Ronnay, just to name a few. By no means the final word on packet tricks (he’s got to leave something for the next volume!), this is still one of the most thorough — and entertaining — card books.
Hard cover with dust jacket, 174 pages.
“I started reading Small But Deadly yesterday morning and became so engrossed in the contents that I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.”
Think of it as a consumer’s guide to packet tricks. It will point you in the direction of some of the greatest packet tricks ever created. If you are interested in close up magic, you will find this book an essential reference. In fact, if you are simply interested in magic, who invented what or magic history, you will find this a great read.