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Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2

conceived, written and illustrated by Denis Behr
The warning, "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" is a lie because if a book has Denis Behr's name on the cover you can be sure it is well-written and filled with card magic that will delight your mind, your hands, your heart and your audiences.
Michael Weber

Every entry is worthy of the thoughtful cardician's attention. Looking for a book of card material that will actually deliver satisfying results? You need look no further than this.
Jamy Ian Swiss (Genii Magazine)

I promise, I will come up with a really good quote for Denis' new book, but at the moment I am just too busy performing his material!
Pit Hartling

Denis Behr doesn't take himself too seriously, but he does take card magic seriously. In his latest literary effort, Handcrafted Card Magic 2, you can read for yourselves why Denis has to be considered a serious author, for what he writes is interesting and original, with the added benefit that the interesting things are also original, and the original things interesting.
Roberto Giobbi

It's a short-but-sweet collection of some of the best card magic in recent years. That's not an exaggeration.
Antonio M. Cabral (M-U-M Magazine)

I've examined this material. It is every bit as good as that in its predecessor.
Stephen Minch (Foreword)


  • Foreword by Stephen Minch
  • Introduction
  • The Green Card
  • A surreal effect involving a signed card and a prediction in full view.
  • Two More Tricks for Allen Kennedy
  • Practical center deal demonstrations that look exactly like the real thing.
  • The First Routine (Pit Hartling & Denis Behr)
  • The Second Routine
  • Home Again
  • Further concepts and ideas for stacked deck work, expanding on the work in the previous book.
  • Chaotic Chaos Cut
  • The Plop Replacement
  • "Shuffling Lesson" into a Partial Stack
  • Messy - The Director's Shuffle (Pit Hartling & Denis Behr)
  • Probably the most convicing Triumph routine that you will find.
  • With a Stack
  • Stop It
  • The spectator repeatedly stops at predicted cards. Afterwards he will join your religion.
  • Further Thoughts on the Half Forcing Deck
  • Shuffled ACAAN
  • "Any Card at Any Number" with a deck shuffled by the spectator.
  • A Palm-to-Palm Transfer
  • Optional Addition: Cemented ACAAN
  • Suit Surprise
  • A professional Suit Appearance routine.
  • Herbert - The Trained Rubber Band
  • Beware - Herbert will steal your show!
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
English language, hardbound with dustjacket, 5.8 x 8.3 inches, about 90 pages
Errata Sheet for Handcrafted Card Magic, Vol. 2
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Handcrafted Card Magic

conceived, written and illustrated by Denis Behr
This is a book that not only justifies its existence by means of innovative material and original thinking, but which represents the mind of a thoughtful and tasteful creator who pays attention to myriad tiny details that can make all the difference between mediocre magic and beautiful illusions. (...)
This is the way magic books should be written.
Jamy Ian Swiss (Genii Magazine)

Most card books present handlings or better ways of accomplishing things you already do. Handcrafted Card Magic gave me new things to do in already exceptional ways. This is a great book.
Ricky Smith (M-U-M Magazine)

His hands are so large that he can palm playing cards sideways without the fear of detection.
John Lovick (MAGIC Magazine)

There is some fine thought in this material. My favorite pieces are "A Trick for Allen Kennedy" (a surprise, since I'm not usually drawn to gambling effects) and "Oil and Water Finale". However, there is much else to admire.
Stephen Minch

The chapter, however, that I predict will stand-out as one of the most important and influential contributions to the study of stacked-deck magic is "Finding The Way Home".
Pit Hartling (Foreword)


  • Foreword by Pit Hartling
  • Introduction
  • Brute Force Opening
  • An opener that does its job - knocking the spectators out with three rapid-fire effects in no time.
  • Plop
  • Control any four-of-a-kind without looking at the faces of the cards.
  • The Culling Procedure
  • Plop - The Effect
  • A Trick for Allen Kennedy
  • One of the cleanest Center Deal demonstrations.
  • Magic Monthly
  • A strong two-phase four-of-a-kind production with an emotional hook that is a real workhorse.
  • Finding The Way Home
  • The concepts and ideas in this section will change your stack-work and make it much more deceptive.
  • Possible strategies for rearranging cards systematically
  • "The Tantalizer"
  • A Trick for Allen Kennedy
  • Way into "The Tantalizer"
  • Packet Trick
  • Red-Black Division into Stack
  • Liebenow's Card Peeling
  • A Gambling Demonstration
  • An easy gambling routine that can be followed by anybody - interested in gambling or not.
  • Oil & Water
  • A real laymen pleaser. Try this routine and you'll want to keep it in your repertoire forever.
  • Oil & Water Finale
  • What Daryl's "Ultimate Ambition" is to the Ambitious Card plot, "Oil & Water Finale" is to the Oil and Water plot.
  • Gray Matters
  • An ultra-clean challenge location to fool anybody.
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
English language, hardbound with dustjacket, 5.8 x 8.3 inches, about 90 pages
Errata Sheet for Handcrafted Card Magic, Vol. 1
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