The ultimate examination of the Seven Keys to Baldpate plot and the use of locks in mentalism and magic. Locked is 360 pages of tricks, routines, explanations, research and history of lock effects. It contains details of 116 lock products, descriptions of 107 published lock routines, explanations of 26 gaffed and gimmicked lock methods, 62 original never-before-published routines, 120 photographs of lock items, and 85 original illustrations, including fully detailed drawings of gaffed lock mechanisms. Locked was compiled and written by Jim Kleefeld, with a little help from friends like Paul Daniels, Richard Osterlind, Ray Carlisle, John Archer, Paul Hallas, Danny Archer, Ken Dyne, Dan Harlan, Stephen Minch, Wayne Dobson, Mark Strivings, Tim Ellis, Mick Hanzlik and more. Locked is fully illustrated in hardcover with a laminated full-color dust jacket.
Locked is the biggest, best book in mentalism this year and one you will use and refer to over and over with dozens of routines that use padlocks, keys, combination locks, locked boxes, locked car doors, house keys and more. There are fully scripted routines that are serious, romantic, funny, bizarre, historical, dramatic, magical, mental, mysterious and outrageous. It has material suitable for stage, close-up, parlor, table-hopping, kidshows, and strolling. Locked is the book to get, read, savor, study and enjoy, now and for years to come.