BOSTON (CBS) – He says he can’t read minds, but he sure fooled us!

Christopher Grace calls himself a “mentalist,” but he’s nothing like the crime solving one on CBS.

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He’s a performer, not a crime fighter.

A mentalist is a “magician of the mind,” Grace told WBZ-TV.

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He grew up in Quincy and his grandmother ran The Marshfield Fair.

It was there, at an early age, that he was exposed to the stage acts that inspired him to be an entertainer.

As a child, he read every book on magic he could find.  He put on shows for families and friends.

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Now he tours the country, amazing audiences with his card tricks and mind games.

He’s been at it for 15 years with more than 5,000 performances.

This month, he’s performing at the Boston Center for the Arts – Plaza Theatre where he dazzled us with several mind-blowing tricks recently.

First, he had me randomly pick out a word in book, then he correctly guessed it.

Then he had me chose a playing card from a deck.  It was the Jack of Spades. Minutes later, Grace asked me to grab his wrist.

Christopher Grace stuns David Robichaud with a card trick. (WBZ-TV)

Christopher Grace stuns David Robichaud with a card trick. (WBZ-TV)

The pressure made a bruise there – in the shape of the Jack of Spades!

The Jack of Spades bruise on Christopher Grace's arm. (WBZ-TV)

The Jack of Spades bruise on Christopher Grace’s arm. (WBZ-TV)

Later we went to a South End bakery where he amazed unsuspecting patrons with card tricks and smoking coin tricks.

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Christopher Grace causes smoke to pour from a woman's hand during a coin trick. (WBZ-TV)

Christopher Grace causes smoke to pour from a woman’s hand during a coin trick. (WBZ-TV)

For more information on Chris and his craft, visit his website blindfoldedmadman.com.