Captivating Books on Con Artists to Read Right Now

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.

Captivating Books on Con Artists to Read Right Now

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. 

Listen to the full episode (the show notes are located here) below and subscribe to the Book Gang podcast for more episodes like this one.

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 Books on Con Artists to Read Right 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. 

From masterful manipulations to intricate schemes, these fiction books take readers on a wild ride, exploring the psychology, deception, and high-stakes games of some of the most cunning con artists.

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The Best Books on Con Artists & Scams in Fiction

These fictional con artist stories offer unexpected plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Best Books on Con Artists & Scams in Nonfiction

Looking for true crime con artists and high-stakes scams in a nonfiction narrative? From astonishing tales of real-life cons to some of the most notable fraudsters in history, these nonfiction books read like fiction, and are so absorbing.

Looking for more books from books on 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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Captivating Books on Con Artists to Read Right Now

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