Claude Alexander Conlin was one of the most famous and successful magicians who ever lived.

After his retirement he published The Life and Mysteries of the Celebrated Dr. “Q” which is a sensationalized pseudo auto-biography based on himself in the guise of being about the life of Dr. Q. Inside he exposes techniques used by the fraudulent mediums of spiritualism, reveals illusion designs, and explains magic secrets like the Si Stebbins’ stack and the Zancig Second Sight Act.