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William Turner

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William Turner
BornWilliam Oliver Turner
September 19, 1914
Tacoma, Washington
DiedFebruary 26, 1980 (age 65)
Tacoma, Washington
CategoriesBooks by William Turner

William "Bill" Turner (1914-1980) was a writer of Western novels and amateur magician.


Turner moved to Evanston, Illinois with his family when he was 12. He graduated from Knox College in the 1930's and worked in the Midwest and East Coast on newspapers, in advertising agencies and, for a short time, as editor of a magazine in Iowa. He returned to Tacoma in 1965 to devote full time to writing novels.

Magic Books

  • Live Magic (1937)
  • The Card Wizard (1949)
  • How to Do Tricks with Cards (a republication of The Card Wizard) (1963)