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Con man

Percy J. Smith

Con man

the personal reminiscences of ex-Detective Inspector Percy J. Smith (late of Scotland yard)

by Percy J. Smith

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Published by H. Jenkins limited in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • London.,
  • London
    • Subjects:
    • Smith, Percy J.,
    • Great Britain. Metropolitan Police Office. Criminal Investigation Department.,
    • Crime -- England -- London.,
    • Police -- England -- London.,
    • Detectives -- England -- London -- Biography.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV7914 .S55 1938
      The Physical Object
      Pagination312 p.
      Number of Pages312
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6381265M
      LC Control Number39000460
      OCLC/WorldCa7000618

        Best known as a biographer, most recently of John le Carre, Sisman here tracks the career of a narcissistic fantasist, bigamist and con man who during his mid-to-late 20th-century heyday styled. Filled with humorous facts and tables, a glossary of con terms, illustrations, the history of the con, and easy-to-follow swindles, The Modern Con Man is a hilarious and endlessly entertaining collection of safe, fun, and mostly legal cons for the natural-born prankster in all of us. Pages - Hardcover with dust jacket.5/5(1).

      Con man definition is - a person who tricks other people in order to get their money: con artist.   The Con Men is a revealing portrait of a critical but little known element of city life: the urban hustler. Terry Williams and Trevor B. Milton go deep and emerge with the goods, powerfully illuminating this subterranean world and the social lives of its inhabitants.

        For several years, Lovefraud posted articles about Derek Alldred, a con man who scammed women in Minnesota, Texas and other states. He posed as a war hero, physician, investment banker and more, scamming about a dozen women out of more than $1 million. The creep is finally in jail. And The Atlantic has written a comprehensive story of his exploits — and Author: Lovefraud. Con artists show their "flaws" Con men tend to be great talkers. "Many men kissed the Blarney Stone," former scammer Lovell likes to say, "a con man has swallowed it." And speech can be Author: Brandon Specktor.


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