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The Bottle Conjuror

John Kachuba & Jack Gagliardo

Desiring to become famous by performing a death-defying feat, a crippled conjuror falls prey to a scoundrel’s plot against the son of King George II.

The actual story took place in London in 1749. Advertisements were placed throughout London describing impossible feats of conjuring to be performed at the renowned Haymarket Theatre. A conjuror, with the aid of his beautiful assistant, disappearing inside a common wine bottle? Preposterous! But, as Stefan, the Romani conjuror knows, the borderline between good and evil magic is as fine as a spider's web. Anything can happen.

Filled with adventure, humor, romance, and magic, The Bottle Conjuror, Book One: Stefan is an historical romp—the first book in The Bottle Conjuror trilogy, which concludes in America during the Revolution.

The Bottle Conjuror - Cover

Paperback ISBN: 979-8-9866069-8-9

Ebook ISBN: 979-8-9866069-9-6

Hardbound ISBN: 979-8-9885505-0-1

Acclaim for The Bottle Conjuror

“Deftly combining adventure, humor, and romance, the authors bring a centuries-old tale of mystery and magic to life for a modern audience.”
-- D. Felton, author of Haunted Greece and Rome and Monsters and Monarchs: Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History

“Gripping and engrossing. A rollercoaster trip of intellectual delight that weaves history, magic, romance, intrigue, mystery and good-natured humour.”
-- Aparajita Hazra, The Gothique: Myriad Manifestations

“How to fit Romani magic, beautiful pickpockets, shifty nobles, bare-knuckle boxers and wicked eighteenth-century London into one ripping yarn? John Kachuba and Jack Gagliardo, able sorcerers both, aren’t telling. Jump in and see for yourself.”
-- Charlie Haas, screenwriter and author of The Enthusiast

About the Authors


JOHN KACHUBA is the award-winning author of twelve books and is a frequent speaker on radio, podcasts, TV and at universities, libraries, and conferences. His website is:


JACK GAGLIARDO is an award-winning writer, producer, and director of, TV commercials, documentaries, and corporate videos. The Bottle Conjuror is Jack’s first novel.

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