THE BIG CON by David W. Maurer

THE BIG CON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The confidence man is the aristocrat of the ""grifters"" and this is the story of his racket, the men who play it and how. A skilled hand and a versatile wit form his tools. Maurer illustrates with true cases, past and present:- the big games, the Wire, the Ray and the Payoff (two racing rackets -- one stock market racket). Explanatory job, of interest to those who like the true story behind crime manoeuvers, but rather specialized in market.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1940
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill