Discover tales of deceit in this new book list filled with gripping con artist books. Dig into the world of scams and cons in fiction and nonfiction.
Con artists are having a pop culture moment, aren’t they? Today’s book list and podcast interview with acclaimed thriller author Wendy Heard delved into the world of her latest release, You Can Trust Me.
If you missed the Book Gang podcast, you could explore the art of crafting thrilling con artist sequences in this fun summer author interview. Wendy is masterful in her storyteller and has found inspiration in surprising places.
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To support today’s discussion, today’s book list includes the most gripping tales of grifters, scams, and cons.
Unlike many online book lists, my curated selection blends my tried-and-true recommendations and some well-known classics. I respect the value of your reading time, ensuring you only have the best books to read.
Don’t miss what our fantastic book club members recommend at the end—I can’t wait to discover these books with you.
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Captivating Con Artist Books to Read Now
This captivating collection of books on con artists and scams will keep you on the edge of your seat. From acts of cunning deception to thrilling schemes to gripping tales of trickery, this book stack of nonfiction and fiction books will enthrall you.
Looking for more books from books about con artists and scams? Here is a short list from the MomAdvice Book Club community.
Con/Artist: The Life and Crimes of the World’s Greatest Art Forger by Tony Tetro
The Guest by Emma Cline
Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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