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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'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times
A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.
Jesus’ Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin
Hilarious and spot on, this is The Devil Wears Prada for the Lena Dunham generation
A twisty, high concept thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of global phenomenon, The Martian
Barack Obama shares the books he read (and loved) this summer.
Honour your Dad’s individuality this Father’s Day with a gift from the heart.
Celebrate International Cat Day – 8 August – with some im-paw-sibly fabulous fiction.