The Big Con

Notes

A professor of linguistics who specialised in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers. They let him in on not simply their language, but their folkwrys and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty were 'taken off' – i. e. , cheated – of thousands upon thousands of dollars.

Artist / Author David Maurer
Publisher Arrow
ISBN 978-0099409991
Reference P3682
Date 2000
Type Publication

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