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Vincent Dalban Something to Work on lie detector effect posed as a problem varied by "The Solution of "Something to Work on"" (Charles Nyquist, 1935) 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 15
Charles Nyquist The Solution of "Something to Work on" stacked deck, 2 chains, solution inspired by "Something to Work on" (Vincent Dalban, 1935) 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Stuart Robson The Lie Detective solution inspired by "Something to Work on" (Vincent Dalban, 1935) 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back see also "You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 1952),
"You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 39
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method) 1938 Greater Magic 229
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Edward Marlo The Lie Detective 1945 Tricks with Daub 6
Unknown The Lie Detector 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 110
Unknown The Lie-Detector Trick Simple card divination with lie detecting premise 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 27
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 406
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea see also "Lies! Lies! Lies!" (Henry Christ, 1935),
also published as "You're A Liar" (Paul Curry, 1956),
"You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1952 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 246) 982
H. A. Adams Tri-Lie three peeked cards 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 266) 1064
Paul Curry You're A Liar also published as "You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 1952) 1956 The Best in Magic 109
Al Leech The Lie Detector 1959 Cardmanship 5
Fred Lowe The Truth Machine spirit bell as lie detector, body bell see also "Nothing But The Truth" (The Wizard, Sept./Oct. 1950) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 48
Karl Fulves Example 13 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Gray Codes") 19
Karl Fulves Example 14 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Gray Codes") 20
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods 1969 HEX! 45
Karl Fulves The Gray Liar questions about selection are asked, at the end top card has text written on it that says when spectator lied and where the selection is, faro, see also Addenda on page 60 see also "Flip Flop" (Roy Walton, 1970) 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 56
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse faros inspired by "The Gray Liar" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Second Supplement") 64
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies inspired by "Eyes of the Gods" (John Hamilton, 1970) 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer see also "Voice Print" (Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale, 1982),
"Cal-Q-Lator" (Peter Duffie & Robert E. Neale, 2007),
varied by "Eight Bytes Is Enough" (Jack Avis, 1993)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Karl Fulves He Lied two cards 1973 Notes From Underground 2
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies also published as "Don't Lie to Me" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Karl Fulves & Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, 3 spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck 1975 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 412
Jerry K. Hartman Mentalias II using interesting force, spectator lies at his card 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 155
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980),
"Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1994)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1255
Alex Elmsley & Colin Lewry Pack Of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
- Mnemonic Method
- No Memory
- And Again
- Lewry's Lie Detector
see also "A Four-Bit Trick" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1980 Curioser 33
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack 1980 Curioser 37
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied see also "Unstacked Parity" (Roy Walton, 1980),
varied by "Parity Notes" (Charles Hudson, 1980),
also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1979)
1980 Curioser 38
Charles Hudson Parity Notes inspired by "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980) 1980 Curioser 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version inspired by "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980) 1980 Curioser 60
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halfs with different sets of Koran type set-up 1982 Intimate Magic 1
Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary see also "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970),
varied by "Talk To Me" (Richard Vollmer, 1992)
1982 Best of Friends 256
John C. Wagner Australian Lie Detector impromptu 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 31
Charles Hudson Smart Deck cards reverse that indicate color, suit, value... 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 501
Larry Jennings The Lie Detector - Lie Detector Variation (impromptu) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 115
John C. Wagner Would I Lie to You? seven card packet is programmed to find selection, mates are found as well see also "Revised Lie Detector" (Edward Marlo & John C. Wagner, 1993) 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 141
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card Packet inspired by "Voice Print" (Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale, 1982) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2031
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Lie Detector with long narrow clear strip that is folded in various ways so different messages appear on it 1992 Five Times Five - Japan 79
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer see also Keith Downs (Abra #2362),
"Clue" (Jack Yates, 1986),
"Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
varied by "Partner in Crime" (Sam Schwartz, 1992)
1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Sam Schwartz Partner in Crime version of "Witness" in which criminal has a partner inspired by "Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
see also "Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
1992 Deceptive Practices 80
Karl Fulves Witness further comments see also "Partner in Crime" (Sam Schwartz, 1992),
"Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
1992 Supplement To Deceptive Practices 88
Harry Lorayne Quick and Direct inspired by "The Best Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, 1993) 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2187
Edward Marlo & John C. Wagner Revised Lie Detector down under deal, quartet production, set-up, 2 variations:
- For Center Dealers
- For Side-Stealers
inspired by "Would I Lie to You?" (John C. Wagner, 1987) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 14) 5
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with 8-card-packet as computer inspired by "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Unknown The Lie Detector 1994 Card College - Volume 1 91
Alex Elmsley Pack of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
- Mnemonic Method
- Marked Deck Method
- Unmarked Deck Method
- Lewry's Platform Presentation
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 100
Colin Lewry & Alex Elmsley Lewry's Platform Presentation inspired by "Pack of Lies" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 105
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1979) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 392
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 396
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge inspired by Daley's Notebook #323 & #554,
see also "Four-Knowledge (Without Seconds)" (Peter Duffie, 1995)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 102
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge (Without Seconds) see also "Four-Knowledge" (Peter Duffie, 1995) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 107
Peter Duffie Truth Serum inspired by "Alternate Opening" (Bernard Rasmussen, 1995) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 90
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth inspired by "Tarradiddle" (Peter Duffie, Quartet, 1986),
see also "Packet Calculator" (Dai Vernon, 1988),
varied by "Alternate Opening" (Bernard Rasmussen, 1995)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Peter Duffie A Pocketful of Lies packet in pocket, cards removed to answer truth or lie see also "The Ultimate Truth" (Peter Duffie, 1995) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 86
Bernard Rasmussen Alternate Opening for "The Ultimate Truth" inspired by "The Ultimate Truth" (Peter Duffie, 1995),
varied by "Truth Serum" (Peter Duffie, 1995)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 87
Tom Daugherty Nervous Ace & Hartman Force 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2623
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value) see also "Lie Stebbins Plus!" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelation see also "Lie Stebbins" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 54
Joel Givens Whitewashed rest of cards are blank 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1368
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea inspired by "Lies! Lies! Lies!" (Henry Christ, 1935),
also published as "You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 1952)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 79
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies varied by "Reds and Blacks" (Hector Chadwick, 2008),
also published as "Don't Lie To Me" (Paul Curry, 1974)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Darwin Ortiz & John Mendoza Liar's Poker princess card trick with lie detection presentation, based on John Mendoza's "Routined Mental Poker" (Book of John) 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 26
Gary Plants Lie Detector inspired by "Packet Calculator" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 9
Dai Vernon You lied! interesting peek 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 38
Peter Duffie & Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up see also "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 297
Joshua Jay To Tell The Truth II two cards are removed from (stacked) deck and divined with liar/truthteller presentation inspired by "To Tell The Truth?" (Gerald Kosky, 1978) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 412
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found 2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined 2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Justin Higham & Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
- First Version
- Second Version (Kevin Baker)
- Third Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fifth Version
- Sixth Version
- Seventh Version
- Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Ninth Version
- Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
inspired by Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133,
see also "Eerie Cards" (Kent Arthur, 1940),
"Math Applied" (Edward Marlo, 1990),
"Mathematics and Mentalism" (Alex Elmsley, 1991)
2008 Dexterity Manual 57
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 20
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 23
Lewis Jones Polygram 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 145
Ryan Schlutz Sense-sational three selections (1 thought of, 2 chosen) found 2011 Making the Cut 29
Denis Behr & Friedrich Roitzsch Lie Detector red/black lie detected by phone app inspired by "Don't Lie To Me" (Paul Curry, 1974) 2013 Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 12
Doug Conn Impossible Speller Mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 21
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short reading inspired by "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio) 2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 29