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Korman, Gordon.

Summary: After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION KOR

Mason, Richard

Summary: "A haunting, wildly imagined novel by the acclaimed author of History of a Pleasure Seeker ("the best new work of fiction ... in many moons; a classic"--The Washington Post); set in the first decades of twentieth-century colonial Cape Town and in a spirit-filled forest of secrets and magic powers. It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol, the handsome, irresistible figure...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of her large inheritance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HAN

Robards, Karen.

Summary: Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Robards 2017

Summary: An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land in East Africa believed to be rich with uranium deposits.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Platinum Disc Corp. 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE BEA

Summary: A stolen Bacchus, china geese, dodgy Gillray prints, and very good fake porcelain - all very nice hauls for Lovejoy in spite of murder threats, kidnappings, and burglaries. But nothing compares to a night with beautiful auctioneer Charlotte!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LOV

Summary: Often touted as the best British sitcom ever, Only Fools and Horses tells the story of the crafty cockney huckster Derek Trotter (David Jason), who has finally found the perfect scheme which he is convinced will make him a millionaire within a year! His kid brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and new to the scene Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield) help in the quest to make millions. Only Fools...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide America 2004

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ONL

Summary: Often touted as the best British sitcom ever, Only Fools and Horses tells the story of the crafty cockney huckster Derek Trotter (David Jason), who has finally found the perfect scheme which he is convinced will make him a millionaire within a year! Del's kid brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and his sweet but doddery old granddad (Lennard Pearce) have seen 'em all, however, from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide America 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ONL

Carter, Ally.

Summary: A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Carter 2010

Kraft, Bridget.

Summary: "Kellen O'Roarke is out for revenge. Wealthy Jonathan Clarke swindled Kellen's family, and when his heartbroken father died in poverty, Kellen vowed to bring Clarke down. Now, with his plans to open a hot springs resourt, he is within reach of his goal. Only one thing stands in his way, local landowner Guin Talbot. Guin is at a crossroads in her life. Grief-stricken and alone since her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC KRA

Leonard, Elmore

Summary: Gentleman/banker-robber Jack Foley is back in prison doing a thirty-year sentence after a week-long escape. Brought in by Karen Sisco, US marshall, who got her man after being abducted with the escapees, Jack and Karen have a thing for each other, and Karen arrests him only after a meaningful 'time'out' together. Jack is resigning himself to doing time, lots of it, and he seems to have a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEO

Searle, Nicholas.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing" -- provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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Wood, H. P. (Hilary Poole)

Summary: Offers an overview of some of the funniest, weirdest, and most influential cons, scams, and deceptions in history, looking at how the fakers do it, why people can be so easy to fool, and how readers can avoid becoming a sucker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 364.16 WOO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 364.16 Wood 2018

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: The Addams family: Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY ADD

Summary: Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BCI Eclipse 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ALF

Abagnale, Frank W.

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Are you at risk of being scammed? Former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale shows you how to stop scammers in their tracks. Maybe you're wondering how to make the scam phone calls stop. Perhaps someone has stolen your credit card number. Or you've been a victim of identity theft. Even if you haven't yet been the target of a crime, con artists are always...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.16 ABA

Bausch, Robert.

Summary: Civil War veteran Bobby Hale journeys into the Plains Wars-stricken American West, discovering a sense of purpose through his encounters with Native Americans and settlers who scrabble for peace and survival.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAU

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: WESTERN BAU

Black, Holly.

Summary: When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BLA

Constantine, Liv

Summary: "Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve. Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more--a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne--a socialite and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CON

Constantine, Liv.

Summary: Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve. Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more--a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne--a socialite and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CON

Copeland, Lori

Summary: "The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. [In this installment of the series], Anne-Marie, the middle sister, is saved by Creed Walker, a Crow warrior"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COP

McKenna, Susie (Susan G.)

Summary: "Young married couple Andy and Deana Harris head up to Canada on an exciting snowshoe adventure. When Deana's snowshoe breaks, her husband leaves her to go for help--or does he? Deana soon comes to the horrifying realization that her husband has left her for dead, and she must use all her wilderness know-how to get out alive. Deana fell for the oldest trick in the book: a handsome face hiding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Archway Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCK

Summary: A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall. Special features include: 'Right Here in River City' Documentary and Introduction by Shirley Jones.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUS RATED G

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MUS

Summary: It tells the story of Bobbie and Jude, a young drug-addicted couple who exist somewhere between homelessness on the streets of Chicago and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANI