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Swindlers and swindling

  • Author:
    Noire
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    Ex-stripper Mink is once again on the make after blowing through the cash she scored off the Dominions. With that family's trust fund now up for grabs, Mink looks to take a second bite at the cherry. But when her drug-dealing ex...

  • Author:
    Choyce, Lesley
    Summary:

    In this high-interest novel for teen readers, a boy deals with his mother's death, a move to a group home and a strange new friend who helps him cope with it all.

  • Author:
    De Nikolits, Lisa
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    Rotten Peaches is a gripping epic filled with disturbing and unforgettable insights into the human condition. Love, lust, race and greed. How far will you go? Two women. Two men. One happy ending. It takes place in Canada, the U.S. and...

  • Author:
    Knowles, Mike
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    “Merciless but honest about being monstrous, Wilson is worthy to stand next to Loren Estleman’s Peter Macklin and Donald Westlake’s Parker.” — Publishers Weekly

    A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in...

  • Author:
    Houdini, Harry
    Summary:

    Harry Houdini, master illusionist and contortionist, unmasks the various ways that criminals take advantage of their victims.

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    Foody, Amanda
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    Only days after a corrupt election and brutal street war, one last bloodthirsty game has begun. The players? The twenty-two most powerful, notorious people in New Reynes.

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    Hunt, Samantha
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    After years of absence, Ruth leads her niece Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who--or what--is she hiding? In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two...

  • Author:
    Evanovitch, Janet, Goldberg, Lee
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    Après des années de poursuite, Kate O’Hare, agente spéciale du FBI, pense en avoir fini avec Nicolas Fox, le voleur le plus recherché (et le plus sexy!) du monde, en l’arrêtant et en le faisant emprisonner. C’est bien mal connaître ce...

  • Author:
    Austin, Lori
    Summary:

    Cathleen Chase n’a rien d’une tueuse — mais Cat O’Banyon est l’implacable chasseur de prime qui attrape toujours son homme. Tout en capturant un truand après l’autre, elle poursuit sa recherche du seul hors-la-loi qu’elle tient vraiment...

  • Author:
    Lane, Amy
    Summary:

    A Knitting Novella Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie—including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life’s hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when...

  • Author:
    Smith, Barbara
    Summary:

    The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines hoax as a “humorous or malicious deception,” and hex as “a magic spell.” In Hoaxes and Hexes, Barbara Smith explores these intriguing reflections of human nature, showing our curious desire to...

  • Author:
    Thompson, Richard
    Summary:

    Herman Jackson never thought his past would catch up with him, least of all via a murdered Vietnam veteran named Charlie Victor. Jackson used to run a bookie operation in Detroit, but his bail bond business in St. Paul is much safer....

  • Author:
    Hardinge, Frances
    Summary:

    Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent are at it again. Escaping disaster by the skin of their teeth, they find refuge in Toll, a strange gateway town where visitors may neither enter nor leave without paying a price.

  • Author:
    Waters, Sarah
    Summary:

    Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, "mother" to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence.

  • Author:
    Thompson, Richard
    Summary:

    Herman Jackson has chosen St. Paul as his place of permanent exile from Detroit, where his former life as a bookie got too hot to hold. Now he leads a respectable, low-profile life as a bail bondsman, selling second chances to losers...

  • Author:
    Crusie, Jennifer
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    Holding the eccentric Goodnight family together is daughter Matilda, who's inherited the secret locked in the basement, a secret tht she's willing to do almost anything to keep. Davy Dempsey, a reformed con man, will do...

  • Author:
    Hough, Robert
    Summary:

    Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction Bonus e-book content includes two out-takes from the novel -- how Antonio Garcia got his beautiful horse and how Miguel Orozco...

  • Author:
    Gogol, Nikolai
    Summary:

    The striving, vulgar Chichikov travels around the countryside collecting “dead souls” (deceased serfs still on the tax rolls) from landowners as a way to inflate his social standing. His travels give rise to bitingly satirical episodes...

  • Author:
    Knowles, Mike
    Summary:

    Wilson spent his entire life under the radar. Few people knew who he was and even less knew how to find him. Only two people even knew what he really did. He worked jobs for one very bad man. Illegal jobs no one could ever know about....

  • Author:
    Saxon, Robin
    Summary:

    For the last ten years, James Mitchell has conned numerous groups by impersonating a religious guide. No longer able to take the guilt of scamming people, he decides to call it quits. A trip might be the best way to heal his bruised...

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