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The Mark Inside

A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con

By Amy Reading

The Mark Inside
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2012,
    304 pages.
    Paperback: Feb 2013,
    304 pages.

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Jeffrey L. (Washington, DC) (06/05/12)

The Inside Mark Amy Reading
The subtitle says it all; A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge and a Small History of the Big Con. The book intermingles education and drama against a suspenseful and emotional, period backdrop. Imagine an historically accurate, "The Sting" complete with real life descriptions of all the major players and how they interacted with each other and their marks. Throw in where they came from and how they wound up, including the mark’s revenge and you end up with a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Sylvia G. (Scottsdale, AZ) (06/04/12)

Don't get conned
This story of one big con and the resulting revenge, leads to some history of cons in general. While some of the information was interesting, it did not read anything like a novel, as promised in some of the blurbs on the back. I thought it was often bogged down in unnecessary detail and was very hard to follow and confusing at times. I would have happy with a long magazine article instead of an entire book.
Mark's Reviews (03/29/12)

A Great Book on a Fascinating Topic!!!
For those of us who saw the iconic movie "The Sting" when it first came out, that movie provided the romance and intrigue of "The Big Con." After seeing the movie, you asked yourself "who were these people?, what really happened? Unfortunately there were no available answers to that until Amy's book. I don't want to give away too much, however don't miss out as this is a highly engaging, really well written period piece read.
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