Milton F. Andrews

From MagicPedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Milton F. Andrews
BornMilton Franklin Andrews
?
Died1905
San Francisco, California.

Milton F. Andrews, a cardsharp from Hartford, Connecticut, was a leading candidate for the search of the author of the 1902 book The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase (most likely a pseudonym), a book detailing sleight of hand and cheating techniques using playing cards.

Biography

Andrews died during a murder-suicide in 1905 in San Francisco just as the police were closing in to question him about the killing in Colorado.

Based on a lead provided by Edgar Pratt, Martin Gardner researched him and provided details in the book The Man Who Was Erdnase written with Bart Whaley and Jeff Busby (1991)[1]

References

  1. The Man Who Was Erdnase by Bart Whaley and Martin Gardner and Jeff Busby ISBN 9781563010002



Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Interaction
Support our sponsor
Share
Print/export
Toolbox