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Listed: Con Men

This week, I wanted to feature some books on con artists. Some of these are fiction, some non-fiction, all telling the stories of various people who have been involved in cons.

  1. Spanish Fly by Will Ferguson. Originally Published 2007. LT
  2. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Originally Published 2006. LT
  3. Catch Me If You Can by Stan Redding. Originally Published 1980. LT
  4. Heist Society by Ally Carter. Originally Published 2010. LT
  5. Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia. Originally Published 2002. LT
  6. The Grifters by Jim Thompson. Originally Published 1963. LT
  7. A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz. Originally Published 2006. LT
  8. The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford. Originally Published 2005. LT
  9. White Cat by Holly Black. Originally Published 2010. LT
  10. Charlatan by Pope Brock. Originally Published 2008. LT

Are there any stories about other con artists that you like?


Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 9:19 am August 1, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • http://xicanti.livejournal.com/ Memory

    Some excellent choices! Grifters also play a large role in Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS. Someone in my city actually copied one of the cons described in the book. I’m not sure if the police ever caught them.

  • http://librariansbookreviews.blogspot.com melissa @ 1lbr

    What a fun, clever list! You got all the ones I could think of off the top of my head.

  • http://books.moonsoar.com Court

    Memory – Ah yes, I remember that about American Gods now! :)

    Melissa – Thanks!