Books about con artists and hoaxes

My Friend Anna

My Friend Anna

Rachel DeLoache Williams

How does it feel to be betrayed by your closest friend? A close friend who turns out to be the most prolific grifter in New York City...

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams...

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Bad Blood

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

The shocking true story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a gripping cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.

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 Read reviewThe Woman Who Fooled the World

The Woman Who Fooled the World

Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lee Israel

An audacious memoir by a down-on-her-luck writer,  Can You Ever Forgive Me? is Israel's story of the astonishing literary forgeries she conceived and successfully executed for almost two years.     

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Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

Tom Wright, Bradley Hope

The "extraordinary" (Financial Times) and definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth,...

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The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

David Enrich

Listed as an FT book of the month`Anyone with an interest in financial services and in what has gone wrong will find The Spider Network compelling.' - Daniel Finkelstein, The Times`Will snare you in its web of deceit, lies,...

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, this title tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet...

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First Person

Richard Flanagan

Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the...

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American Gods

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

The extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from a storytelling genius

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch

Ten years ago Scott Lynch introduced Locke Lamora to the world to massive critical and commercial acclaim. Celebrate alongside us with this stunning and collectible special edition.

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Going Postal: (Discworld Novel 33)

Going Postal: (Discworld Novel 33)

Terry Pratchett

A beautiful new hardback edition of the classic Discworld novel. But he's got to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand...

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Ripley wanted out. Wanted money, success - the good life. Was willing to kill for it. . . . . . . . He is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors when a chance acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe. When his...

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Fingersmith

Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

Fingersmith moves between the criminal underworld and gloomy gothic mansions of 1860s London in a story of fraud, insanity and secret passion. Set in a den of thieves, it focuses on Susan, a pickpocket, who is persuaded by her...

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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind

The fall of Enron was much more than a business scandal. Not only did the events of October 2001 have a more damaging effect on the markets than 9/11 but, like Watergate, it was an event that sent shivers throughout the whole...

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Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

The battle for the control of RJR Nabisco in the Autumn of 1988, which became the largest and most dramatic corporate takeover in American history, sent shock-waves through the international business world and became a symbol of...

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My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

Peter Carey, Michael Leunig

Sarah Wode-Douglas is an aristocratic Englishwoman who makes her living in the cloistered world of literary London until she impulsively follows a family friend, poet John Slater, to Kuala Lumpur. Temporarily abandoned, she...

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