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Book Club: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

By Stephanie Nuzzo August 31, 2017
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

A highly entertaining, scurrilous and fascinating book on Australian con men (and women) and all their dirty, devious tricks.

There are con men you fear and con men you hate, and con men with amazing stories who take your breath away with their dirty tricks and sheer brazen effrontery.

How do they get away with it?

Written by bestselling author Matthew Benns, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (written by journalist, Matthew Benns) is a rollicking roll call of all the worst and most outrageous scammers and dodgy dealers, a true crime book that will have readers gasping in disbelief at the sheer effrontery of these Aussie crooks and amazed at the gullibility of their victims. Con artists often revel in the image of a larrikin but this book will push beneath the veneer to delve into the true nature of the evil these people do and the long lasting damage, emotional and financial, suffered by their victims.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Harper Collins

Our thoughts:

“I’m not sure whether I am being biased because I am a journalist but it definitely motivated me for my career. Matthew Benns has written a highly entertaining book which kept me turning the page. You would never expect the stories behind these con men. It is just super interesting and you want to find out how they get away with this crazy stuff. There are times when I was just so shocked I had to re-read the scenario to believe it. It’s the ultimate crime book, that is of course, true.” 

- Christina

“In true Aussie form, I really enjoyed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The real-life stories Matthew Benns has shared are almost too wild to believe, which makes for a pretty entertaining read. If you liked The Wolf of Wall Street and all the scandal and debauchery that surrounded that story, I’d be willing to bet you’d enjoy this novel.” 

- Steph 

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