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About the book
  • Published: 15 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781847946935
  • Imprint: Random House Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $27.99
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Crap Crimes

Tales of Criminal Stupidity




Criminal masterminds they ain't

Criminals have always been among us. Ever since there has been something to steal, or a person to defraud, there has been someone who just can't resist doing it. And there have been people who have made a successful career out of thievery and extortion: William 'Deacon' Brodie, Jesse James, Jonathan Wild, Al Capone, Bernie Madoff to name but a few.

But then there are the people in Crap Crimes. Banged up inside the covers of this book is a collection of the most incompetent, lazy, negligent and downright stupid felons history has encountered. Like the teenager robber who tried to hold up a liquor store and showed his ID when challenged about his age or the Dallas man who tried to cash a fake cheque for $360 billion. As Hunter S Thompson once wrote: 'In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.' Crap Crimes is the book of 'final sin'.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781847946935
  • Imprint: Random House Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Simon Toseland

Simon Toseland writes books with his brother Martin. They are award-winning authors who have written very successfully on many subjects including British culture, unsuccessful crimes and old games and pastimes. They also work as ghostwriters for TV celebrities.
Simon has a background in broadcasting and media work and lives in Bristol.

Martin Toseland

Martin Toseland is an award-winning author, ghost writer, book doctor, editorial consultant and agent. He and his brother Simon Toseland decided a few years ago that they could test the limits of fraternal existence by writing together. Since then they have very successfully worked on ghost-writing projects with, amongst others, James May, Oz Clarke and Neil Morrissey.

For their Square Peg book, 365 Family Games and Pastimes, they researched games and pastimes dating back hundreds of years.


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