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Rollicking yarns of scams, rip-offs, sure things and disastrous gambles.

Con jobs, charlatans, rip-off artists, grifters and crooks – we do what we can to avoid them in real life. But, oh, how we’re drawn to other people’s stories of mind-boggling scams and capers. Especially when they go erroneously, horrendously pear-shaped. Here are some books where it’s a short walk between Easy Street and the Big House.

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