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What do readers say about The Lies of Locke Lamora?

crime heist fiction exciting and well-paced

"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining."-The Times (London)

An orphan's lif... More details on The Lies of Locke Lamora

LOCKE LAMORA’S RULE of thumb was this: a good confidence game took three months to plan, three weeks to rehearse, and three seconds to win or lose the victim’s trust forever. This time around, he plan...
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What do readers say about Catch Me If You Can?

part true, part exaggeration being on the run

The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man, immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in DreamWorks' feature film of the same name, from the author of Scam Me If You Can.

Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert C... More details on Catch Me If You Can

A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself. The mirror in my room in the Windsor Hotel in Paris reflected my favorite image of me—a darkly handsome young airline pilot, smoot...
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What do readers say about The Confidence Game?

well written, very engaging lots of great research

"It's a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime."

-Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in th... More details on The Confidence Game

Whenever people ask me if I’ve ever been conned, I tell them the truth: I have no idea. I’ve never given money to a Ponzi scheme or gotten tripped up on an unwinnable game of three-card monte—that muc...
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What do readers say about Handsome Devil?

count victor lustig there are many notorious con artists

For fans of "Catch Me if You Can" and "The Sting," Handsome Devil is the dazzling true story of Count Victor Lustig, history's most daring - and flamboyant - con man.

In Paris he sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers, not once - but twice. Hi... More details on Handsome Devil

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The gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos-one of the biggest corporate frauds in history-a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley, rigorously reported by the prize-winning journalist. ... More details on Bad Blood

The former IBM executive was in charge of bioinformatics at Theranos, a startup with a cutting-edge blood-testing system. The company had just completed its first big live demonstration for a pharmace...
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What do readers say about You Can't Win?

a cult classic jimmie rodgers song

An amazing autobiography of a criminal from a forgotten time in american history. Jack Black was a burgler, safe-cracker, highwayman and petty thief.... More details on You Can't Win

Do I look like one? I turn my chair so I can look in the mirror. I don’t see the face of a librarian. There is no smooth, high, white forehead. I do not see the calm, placid, composed countenance of t...
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What do readers say about The Man in the Rockefeller Suit?

true crime story marriage and divorce

"Forget fiction. Pop this jaw-dropper in your beach bag." -USA Today

This shocking expose goes behind the headlines to uncover the true story of Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, who kidnapped his own daughter and vanished... More details on The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The public’s first glimpse of the “real” Clark Rockefeller was on May 28, 2009, at the Suffolk County Superior Court in downtown Boston. Hordes of spectators and press were eager to finally get a good...
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What do readers say about If Tomorrow Comes?

1986 tv series long con, revenge vibe

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only we... More details on If Tomorrow Comes

She undressed slowly, dreamily, and when she was naked, she selected a bright red negligee to wear so that the blood would not show. Doris Whitney looked around the bedroom for the last time to make c...
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What do readers say about Matchstick Men?

grifters with issues giving away the twist


A novel about grifters with issues, by the acclaimed cult author of Anonymous Rex and Casual Rex

Roy and Frankie are matchstick men-con artists. Partners in elegant crimes for years, they know each other like brothers an... More details on Matchstick Men

Roy walks into the diner and takes a seat at the counter. He doesn’t know how long it’s been since he’s come here. Days, maybe. Weeks. The counter is filthy, grime coating the edges. He finds a seat t...
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What do readers say about The Grifters?

first-person, unreliable narrator a thompson novel

Jim Thompson's classic The Grifters is one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for the critically acclaimed film by Stephen Frears and Martin Scorcese.

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As Roy Dillon stumbled out of the shop his face was a sickish green, and each breath he drew was an incredible agony. A hard blow in the guts can do that to a man, and Dillon had gotten a hard one. No...
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