66 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Hotel Mystery
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Congress of Court Cards with the twelve court cards
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 59
Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 1889 Tricks with Cards 82
Professor Bellonie, Carl Willmann Ein Stündchen beim Wunderdoktor Ast in Radbruch second part of article, story presentation for hotel trick with fours-of-a-kind
Related to Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 58
Professor Bellonie, Carl Willmann Ein Stündchen beim Wunderdoktor Ast in Radbruch third part of description
Related to May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 74
Unknown The Queens who left their Courts to dig for Diamonds classic hotel trick with Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks dealt out
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 94
Henry Christ Aces and Kings a bit procedure heavy
1940 The Jinx (Issue 74) 496
Edward Marlo The Hotel Mystery
Variations 1942 Let's See the Deck 17
Warren Wiersbe Military Mixup
Variations 1944 Action with Cards 8
Peter Kane The Diamond Robbery sheeps & thieves with cards, two Diamond cards and one Jack under both hands, then two Jacks and four Diamonds under the hands
Related to 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 2
Roy Walton Happy Families three cards of three suits are mixed and eventually unite
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Lightning Strikes Twice"
VariationsAlso published here
1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 19
Edward Marlo The Motel Mystery kind of travelling effect, seven methods
Variations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 245
Harvey Rosenthal Rosenthal on the Hotel Trick with four Kings and two Queens
Variations 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 6
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 30
Karl Fulves Song At Twilight three queens and four Kings change places, hotel story
1978 Transpo Trix 39
Karl Fulves Song II three queens and four Kings change places, hotel story
1978 Transpo Trix 40
Karl Fulves Song III three queens and four Kings change places, hotel story
1978 Transpo Trix 41
Jerry K. Hartman Flatfoot, Floozie and the Boy-Boy Hotel Mystery
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 Loose Ends 61
David Britland The Oracle with credit information by Jeff Busby on The Hotel Mystery Plot
June 1979 The Talon (Issue 4) 39
Jeff Busby The Repeat Hotel Mystery with Joker as kicker and presentation ideas by Reinhard Müller, see p. 49 for credits
June 1979 The Talon (Issue 4) 41
Roy Walton Happy Families three cards of three suits are mixed and eventually unite
Also published here 1981 The Complete Walton — Volume 1 161
Lou Gallo Only The Lonely see page 111 for procedure correction
VariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 11) 93
Stephen Minch Unbalanced two black cards on table, four red cards in spectator's hand, one red card moved to black pile, now four red cards on table and black in spectator's hand
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring Parade, July 1981
1987 The Three Faces of Steve 4
Jon Racherbaumer A Night in the Big Easy credit information, see p. 101
Variations 1990 Cardfixes 95
Jerry K. Hartman Flatfoot, Floozie and the Boy-Boy Hotel Mystery
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 Card Craft 576
Peter Duffie Rooms for Maneuver also inspired by Hotel Mystery
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 205
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way essay on the Hotel Mystery or Motel Mystery (four Kings and two Queens), as inspired by Persi Diaconis, see also p. 87
Related to 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 16
Jon Racherbaumer Let Om two approaches
Variations 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 19
Lou Gallo Only The Lonely
Also published here 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 22
Jon Racherbaumer Double Backing To Motel Six using double back card
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 24
Bob Farmer Stealing The Hotel Tao
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 26
Jon Racherbaumer Select Bibliography of "The Hotel Mystery"
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 28
Larry Jennings Hookers and Cowhands
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 29
Lou Gallo Only The Lonely
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 Lou Gallo: The Underground Man 95
David Solomon Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn using six cards, story presentation
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 1991
1997 Solomon's Mind 141
Richard Kaufman Hotel Mystery Credit Information
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 1991
1997 Solomon's Mind 141
Jack Avis Hotel '81
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 133
David Regal Romeo & Juliet Packet trick where Romeo and Juliet escaped from their parents
1999 Close-Up & Personal 26
Ellis Stanyon Inseparable Kings and Queens No. 22, Hotel Trick with just two quartets
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 45
Ellis Stanyon Queens Digging for Diamonds No. 40, hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 52
Ellis Stanyon The Roadside Inn No. 41, hotel trick
  • Another Version
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 53
Jack Avis An English Tea
Inspired by Mar. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3) 32
Hiroyuki Sakai The Vibrating Bed two red Queens on table, four black cards in spectator's hand, one black card moved to red pile, now four black cards on table and reds in spectator's hand
Inspired by May 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 5) 50
Unknown The Great Escape No. 82, substitution trunk with cards presentation with Bess and Houdini, two court cards and five spot cards
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 122
Frank Zak Hotel Mystery Revisited
Dec. 2001 Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7) 21
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hotel Daley three Kings and two Queens transpose, credit information on the plot
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 26
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hanky-Panky Hotel patter by Marty Kaplan
Inspired byVariations 2004 Diamonds from Coal 39
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Technicolor Hotel Kings and Queens odd-backed
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 42
Daryl The King of Queens
Sep. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 9) 83
Arturo de Ascanio Dolores' Trick with just four Kings and two Queens
2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 276
James Swain Brothers in Arms
Oct. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10) 29
Jon Racherbaumer The Hotel Mystery Plot credit information
Related to Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 10
Jon Racherbaumer Room for Hire
Inspired by Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 11
Allan Ackerman At the Hilton four Kings and two Queens
Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 12
Jack Parker Bangkok Hilton four Kings and two Queens
Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 14
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery - Updated two fake index cards
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 158
Nick Trost 13 - Hotel Mysteries credit information
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 325
Nick Trost The First Hotel Mystery Diaconis plot, two Queens on table, two Kings put on each, then two Queens are in one pile and all four Kings in other
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 325
Nick Trost The Second Hotel Mystery two Queens on table, two Kings put on each, then two Queens are in one pile and all four Kings in other
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 327
Nick Trost The Fourth Hotel Mystery two Queens on table, two Kings put on each, then two Queens are in one pile and all four Kings in other
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 331
Nick Trost The Fifth Hotel Mystery two Queens on table, two Kings put on each, then two Queens are in one pile and all four Kings in other
Inspired by
  • "Peeping 'Tom'" (Gene Maze, Virtual Miracles, Peter Duffie e-book, 2000)
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 332
Tom Stone Amore Motel using four of a kind and two of a kind, credit information on Hotel Mystery
Also published here July 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7) 62
Burton S. Sperber Pass Out the Cards hotel trick with four times four borrowed business cards
2010 Miracles of my Friends II 93
Tom Stone Amore Motel using four of a kind and two of a kind, credit information on Hotel Mystery
Also published here 2011 Maelstrom 91
Steve Beam Gals & Pals Hotel mystery using the kings and queens
Inspired byVariations 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 154
Larry Jennings Two Trips to the Hotel
  • Version One
  • Version Two
Related to 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 518
Steve Reynolds A Night In N'Awlins
Inspired by 2021 Output (Issue 18) 1