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A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace. --Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for. --NPR A lively romp. --The Boston Globe Grim fun. --The New York Times Brilliant ...
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace. --Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for. --NPR A lively romp. --The Boston Globe Grim fun. --The New York Times Brilliant topic, absorbing book. --The Seattle Times The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for. --The Paris Review Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he's not dead--or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives--and their families--to start again.
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16.000000 USD

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

by Elizabeth Greenwood
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True crime pairs well with fine wine in this astonishing story of a con man who rides his gift for tasting wine to the highest reaches of society--and then comes crashing downIn Vino Duplicitas marks a new, notorious legend in wine: the story of Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant ...
In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
True crime pairs well with fine wine in this astonishing story of a con man who rides his gift for tasting wine to the highest reaches of society--and then comes crashing downIn Vino Duplicitas marks a new, notorious legend in wine: the story of Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant who bursts onto the rarified scene of ultrafine wines in 2002. Blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, he transforms himself from a virtual unknown, living illegally in the US, into one of the most sought-after and respected members of wine's high society. For the next six years, he reigns as a purveyor of the last century's most storied vintages, all from a seemingly limitless supply. The wealthiest collectors spend tens of millions of dollars on wines from his cellar, considered at the time perhaps the greatest on earth. But in April 2008, crates of Domaine Ponsot red burgundy from Rudy's cellars--dating back as far as 1945--are abruptly pulled from an auction. The problem: The winemaker is certain that particular wine was first produced in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and he would closely investigate as, over several years, Rudy's world comes spectacularly crashing down.
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In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

by Peter Hellman
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ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen ...
The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception
ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go. 'As a writer, Carrere is straight berserk; as a storyteller he is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realize the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away... You say: True crime and Literature? I don't believe it. I say: Believe it' Junot Diaz 'Mesmerising' Sunday Telegraph 'Stunning' Evening Standard 'Unputdownable' Washington Post 'A masterpiece' New York Times
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The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception

by Emmanuel Carrere
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In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, ...
Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal
In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VW's rise from the people's car during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being green. He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that the corporate culture they fostered drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Unable to build cars that could meet emissions standards in the United States honestly, engineers were left with no choice but to cheat. Volkswagen then compounded the fraud by spending millions marketing clean diesel, only to have the lie exposed by a handful of researchers on a shoestring budget, resulting in a guilty plea to criminal charges in a landmark Department of Justice case. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs mentality prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud-with potentially devastating consequences.
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27.950000 USD

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal

by Jack Ewing
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Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
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Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

by Pauline Dakin
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

by Ben Blum
CD-Audio
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Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit
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16.990000 USD

Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit

by Robert F Kennedy, Jr.
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A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man
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A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man

by Michael Bishop
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
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45.000000 USD

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

by Ben Blum
CD-Audio
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
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28.950000 USD

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

by Ben Blum
Hardback
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Ranger Games - Large Print: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
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31.000000 USD

Ranger Games - Large Print: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

by Ben Blum
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Hidden Government
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26.650000 USD

Hidden Government

by John Creagh Scott
Hardback
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Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot...Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices - these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our ...
Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics
Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot...Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices - these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our urban lifestyle takes us further and further away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity and profit-making shortcuts. Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra 'something' or labelling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends - it's all food fraud, and it costs the food industry billions of dollars each year. The price to consumers may be even higher, with some paying for these crimes with their health and, in some cases, their lives. Sorting the Beef from the Bull is a collection of food fraud tales from around the world. It explains the role of science in uncovering some of the century's biggest food scams, and explores the arms race between food forensics and fraudsters as new methods of detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of committing the crimes. This book equips us with the knowledge of what is possible in the world of food fraud and shines a light on the shady areas of our food supply system where these criminals lurk.
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17.68 USD

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics

by Nicola Temple, Richard Evershed
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The Charming Predator
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16.950000 USD

The Charming Predator

by Lee MacKenzie
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The Chowchilla Kidnappings
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7.990000 USD

The Chowchilla Kidnappings

by Natalie Fogle
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Missing Madeleine
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7.990000 USD

Missing Madeleine

by Mary Childress
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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Montara
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7.990000 USD

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Montara

by Dara Rosen
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping
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7.990000 USD

The Lindbergh Kidnapping

by Olivia Watson
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The Cleveland Kidnappings
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7.990000 USD

The Cleveland Kidnappings

by Shauna Bailey
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The Kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease
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8.990000 USD

The Kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease

by Nathan Nixon
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The Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken
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7.990000 USD

The Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken

by Nathan Watts
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The Cold Case of Leah Roberts
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7.990000 USD

The Cold Case of Leah Roberts

by Chelsea Cross
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Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural
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16.990000 USD

Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural

by Adrian Van Vactor, Dr Toby a Travis, Rod Robison
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Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural
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26.990000 USD

Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural

by Rod Robison
Hardback
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2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best Nonfiction Book -- Shortlisted A sinister plot by a young woman left her mother dead and her father riddled with bullets. From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents ...
Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story
2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best Nonfiction Book -- Shortlisted
A sinister plot by a young woman left her mother dead and her father riddled with bullets.

From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents saw, was studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Toronto. But there was a dark, deceptive side to the angelic young woman.

In reality, Jennifer spent her days in the arms of her high school sweetheart, Daniel. In an attempt to lead the life she dreamed of, she would do almost anything: lie about her whereabouts, forge school documents, and invent fake jobs and a fictitious apartment. For many years she led this double life. But when her father discovered her web of lies, his ultimatum was severe. And so, too, was her revenge: a plan that culminated in cold-blooded murder. And it almost worked, except for one bad shot.

The story of Jennifer Pan is one of all-consuming love and devious betrayal that led to a cold-hearted plan hatched by a group of youths who thought they could pull off the perfect crime.
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19.990000 USD

Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story

by Jeremy Grimaldi
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The High Price I Had to Pay 4: A Product of the Game: Sentenced to 10 Years as a Non-Violent Offender
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9.990000 USD

The High Price I Had to Pay 4: A Product of the Game: Sentenced to 10 Years as a Non-Violent Offender

by Brandi Davis
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Three Nights in a Haunted House: A True Ghost Story
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7.990000 USD

Three Nights in a Haunted House: A True Ghost Story

by Hazel Lewis Scaife
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At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his carriage and building tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. In 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of ...
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his carriage and building tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. In 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T. C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the 5th Duke. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria contended, had faked his death as Druce, and her son should inherit the Portland millions. Revealing a dark underbelly of Victorian society, Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights.
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15.950000 USD

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

by Piu Marie Eatwell
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The Strangest Suicide: The True Story of Lori Erica Ruff
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7.990000 USD

The Strangest Suicide: The True Story of Lori Erica Ruff

by Sheila Dawkins
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art ...
The Art of the Con
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.
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22.99 USD

The Art of the Con

by Anthony M. Amore
Paperback
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