Douglas Brewer was the 1998 SAM Close-up Champion. The coin magic routines featured in this, his first book, are fast-paced, resetting, and within the handling abilities of the average coin worker. Just about all of the routines can be done with little or no table space. Included on each routine is Doug’s patter and step-by-step illustrations.
Captivating – A three-coin production using your pen and its cap. The routine is the epitome of simplicity (with a gaff that you already own) doing most of the work for you. It’s the perfect way to begin your coin act.
EZ Triple Wildcoin – This is as easy as it gets. It’s two coins changing TWO TIMES with very little work. It starts with two half dollars magically changing to English pennies. The pennies are placed in a coin purse and when dumped out, they become Chinese coins!
Backhanded – A coin matrix with three coins (from 3 different countries) and a single playing card. The vanishes are extremely clean and rely heavily on the use of sound. The backfire at the end is quite a kicker.
The Famous Three Coin Trick – A multi-phase sm?rg?sbord of coin magic using only 3 coins! With only three half dollars and a coin purse, this is about the strongest opener you could ever perform. Each coin vanishes, is immediately reproduced, and then vanishes again only to jump INVISIBLY back to the purse where they started.
Sounds Familiar – A coins across routine in the spectator’s hands that ends on a one-two punch. Uses English pennies and a single Chinese coin and is simple and memorable.
Chopped Taters– Doug’s only non-coin routine is a chop cup routine for table hoppers packed with comedy and surprises. It’s got it all in a mini cup (that fits unobtrusively in you pocket), and a cute mini potato finale that’ll make them cheer. A restaurant worker’s dream!
The Hook Revisited – An even simpler version of the Jennings classic. Three coins are hung invisibly in the air. The hands are shown fairly after each vanish and you end completely clean after the last coin. There’s no hand washing, sleeving, or lapping and you can do it surrounded.
Three Across the Fly – A dual phase coin routine that kicks off with Three Fly and ends with a crisp new Coins to Pocket routine that’s candy for the eyes.
Down Spout – One of the easiest, no stress coin-in-bottle routines you’ll perform. It plays huge because of how fair it appears.
The After Dinner Trick – A small thimble sized cup plays host to a vanishing act as half dollars mysteriously vanish from it and appear in your empty hand.
The Unexpected Visitor is 85 pages, perfect bound, with illustrations by Tony Dunn.