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A Diet of Treacle

A Diet of Treacle

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145320850X
Pages: 208
Year: 2010-12-28
A vintage tale of lust and drugs in old Greenwich Village—roaring back after fifty years out of print Sick of living respectably with her grandmother, Anita Carbone hops a downtown train. She finds Greenwich Village—the Village of Kerouac and Dylan, but also of Joe and Shank, two small-time dope peddlers more than happy to welcome a square into their midst. But after a few weeks in Joe’s bed, she finds that with sex, drugs, and grime come danger, and that it’s harder to get back uptown than it was to come down. Lawrence Block is the master of the thriller, and this early novel is a wild tour of a vanished scene: an authentic trip that burns with the slow intensity of a roach’s last drag. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
Killing Castro

Killing Castro

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453208461
Pages: 208
Year: 2010-12-28
When you’ve already got blood on your hands, what’s a little more? Turner needs to start a new life and that means he needs cash . . . fast. So the twenty thousand he’s offered for a job sounds pretty good, even if it means killing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. And he’s not alone. There are four other men—killers, idealists, mercenaries—all with the same target. Can they band together to overthrow Castro and get Turner his chance at a new life? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
Lucky at Cards

Lucky at Cards

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453208429
Pages: 224
Year: 2010-12-28
A good card mechanic is hard to find and even harder to change His dentist’s poker game is the last place that card shark Bill Maynard expects to find another hustler. But that’s just what Mrs. Murray Rogers, the scheming wife with her eye on her husband’s fortune, is. The only problem is her husband’s still alive, and she’ll have to enlist the help of Bill in order to get what she wants. They’ve got a plan, but will Bill stick with it, or will the square life lull him into breaking his lucky streak? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
The Girl with the Long Green Heart

The Girl with the Long Green Heart

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453208380
Pages: 224
Year: 2010-12-28
One long con could be John Hayden’s ticket to financial freedom—or to the slammer John Hayden’s a confidence man gone square. He’s done some hard time and he’s not looking back. That is until an old acquaintance presents a long con he can’t resist. The beautiful broad who’s working the inside of this job is just a perk as John and his fellow cons work a deal that could mean the greatest long con of all: financial freedom. Will the perfect setup set John up for life, or will he end up behind bars? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
Grifter's Game

Grifter's Game

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Leisure Books
ISBN: 0843953497
Pages: 205
Year: 2004
When seasoned con man Joe Marlin accidentally steals a suitcase full of heroin, he contemplates murdering the man he stole it from, with the help of the man's wife who desperately wants to see her husband dead.Originally published as Mona. Reprint.
The Grifters

The Grifters

Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316195936
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-11-01
To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting." For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life--until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother. THE GRIFTERS, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name.
Gangsters & Grifters

Gangsters & Grifters

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572847441
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-11-17
Created from the Chicago Tribune's vast archives, Gangsters and Grifters is a collection of photographs featuring infamous criminals, small-time bandits, hoodlums, and more at shocking crime scenes. These vintage glass-plate and acetate negatives were taken from the early 1900s through the 1950s, and they have been largely unseen for generations. That is because most have never been published, only having been witnessed by the photographers and police in the moments after an arrest, crime, or even murder. Included are graphic crime scenes, raw evidence, and depictions of searing emotions, captured on film during a time when photographers were given unprecedented access alongside police. Some photographs resemble film noir movie stills. Some are cartoonish. All feature real people, real drama, and real crimes. Accompanying information about each is included wherever possible, often with archived news stories. Gangsters and Grifters is a powerful, visually stunning look back into the dark story of Chicago's nefarious crime underworld. These fascinating, surprising, and entrancing photos reveal still-unsolved murder mysteries and portraits of notorious gang overlords like John Dillinger and Al Capone. This is a must-have for photography buffs, history lovers, and anyone curious about the seedy underbelly of early 20th-century Chicago.
Bust

Bust

Author: Jason Starr, Ken Bruen
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 0857683861
Pages: 256
Year: 2011-04-20
5 [IMPORTANT / VALUABLE] LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN BY READING BUST: 1) When you hire someone to kill your wife, don’t hire a psychopath. 2) Don’t use Drano to get rid of a dead body. 3) Those locks on hotel room doors? Not very secure. 4) A curly blond wig isn’t much of a disguise. 5) Secrets can kill.
The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game

Author: Maria Konnikova
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170997
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-01-12
"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 the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. From the Hardcover edition.
Kiss Her Goodbye

Kiss Her Goodbye

Author: Allan Guthrie
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857901729
Pages: 240
Year: 2011-10-04
His teenage daughter is found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But, for once, Joe is innocent. With help from Scotland's hardest men - and one woman - he sets out to discover who has framed him and to deliver his own brutal brand of justice.
The Last Match

The Last Match

Author: David Dodge
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1626816042
Pages: 319
Year: 2015-02-03
This witty novel of a con man on the run, from the author of To Catch a Thief, “ends with a gratifying twist” (Publishers Weekly). When a handsome swindler working the French Riviera meets a beautiful heiress on the beach at Cannes, sparks fly. But so do bullets—and soon he’s forced to flee the country with both the police and the heiress on his trail. From the casinos of Monaco to the jungles of Brazil, from Tangier to Marrakech to Peru, the chase is on. And not even a veteran of Monte Carlo’s baccarat tables would dare to place odds on where it will end . . . “A master hand at dangers and hair-raising near misses.” —The San Francisco Chronicle “The pulp era may have been over, but Dodge was still writing like it was in full swing, peppering the story with snappy patter . . . Great fun.” —Booklist
Gangsters & Grifters

Gangsters & Grifters

Author: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Staff
Publisher: Agate Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1572841664
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-11-07
A collection of vintage Chicago Tribune crime photographs, featuring infamous gangsters, small-time bandits, crooks, and wise guys.
The Big Con

The Big Con

Author: David Maurer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030775572X
Pages: 336
Year: 2010-10-27
The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated—of thousands upon thousands of dollars. The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.
Son of a Grifter

Son of a Grifter

Author: Kent Walker, Mark Schone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061752509
Pages: 528
Year: 2009-10-13
In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters. The media couldn't get enough of the twisted relationship between Sante Kimes and her twenty-three-year-old son Kenny. But the most chilling story of all was never told—until now. Kent Walker, Sante's elder son, reveals how he survived forty years of "the Dragon Lady's" very special brand of motherly love and still managed to get away. As a child Kent watched his mother destroy his hardworking father, Ed Walker, and then—with Kent's painful collusion—snare what Sante called "my millionaire." When she married seemingly respectable real-estate developer Ken Kimes, it was a match made in hell. For the next two decades Kent's mother and stepfather indulged in a globetrotting orgy of criminal behaviour. Kent, their would-be recruit, was privy to the family business—torching houses, defrauding friends, crashing White When Kent's half-brother, Kenny was born, Kent was twelve years old—old enough to know that he was his younger sibling's only protector. Kent tried desperately to save Kenny from his mother's sinister bidding. His failure haunts him to this day.
Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence

Author: Richard Aleas
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 0857683896
Pages: 256
Year: 2011-01-28
LITTLE GIRL...FOUND. Three years ago, detective John Blake solved a mystery that changed his life forever - and left a woman he loved dead. Now Blake is back, to investigate the apparent suicide of Dorothy Louise Burke, a beautiful college student with a double life. The secrets Blake uncovers could blow the lid off New York City's sex trade...if they don't kill him first. Richard Aleas' first novel, LITTLE GIRL LOST, was among the most celebrated crime novels of the year, receiving nominations for both the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Shamus Award. But nothing in John Blake's first case could prepare you for the shocking conclusion of his second...