The Picasso Scam

Autore: Stuart Pawson
Editore: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749010398
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DI Charlie Priest is the kind of officer who likes to get on with the job, though his unorthodox ways have held him at inspector level for a record-breaking length of time; however Priest does get results. When Charlie suspects a businessman, with a background of extortion and GBH, of involvement in an international art fraud, he's taking on an enemy with friends in high places. But Charlie can be persistent to the point of recklessness and no threat will stop him...

Great British Fictional Detectives

Autore: Russell James
Editore: Remember When
ISBN: 1844680266
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The first full-length study of its type highlighting over 400 British literary detectives, many famous through their film and TV adaptations. Using essays to highlight different types of detectives and focusing on some of the more famous such as Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse, popular crime fiction writer and former President of Britain's Crime Writers Association, Russell James celebrates the role of the detective in British fiction. Illustrations include original film posters and first edition covers from classic detective fiction. Future books by Russell James in this series will include Great British Fictional Villains and US Fictional Detectives and Villains.

The Book Of Scams

Autore: Rodney Hobson
Editore: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857195158
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These days fraudsters operate on a massive scale that was previously unimaginable. Thousands of people from all walks of life are relieved of billions of pounds each year. No-one knows the full scale of fraud because embarrassed victims often fail to report it. Despite all the press coverage, people keep falling for old tricks that often re-emerge in new guises. Scammers are ingenious, utterly ruthless and without conscience. Rodney Hobson, author of the best-selling beginners guide to stock market investing Shares Made Simple, has produced the first definitive guide to scams, categorising the different types, listing tell-tale signs and advising how to spot a fraudster and avoid becoming the next victim. This makes the basic principles behind each type of scam more recognisable and it shows how scams have evolved and re-emerged over time. Danger lurks for those unwary souls who part only too readily with their hard-earned cash and this book will help you be alert to the risks. It is also meant to entertain, as we learn to grudgingly admire as well as despise the ingenious crooks who lurk in the shadows.

Faces Of Fraud

Autore: Martin T. Biegelman
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118235452
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The ultimate tool for understanding, investigating and preventing fraud Fraud is an evil with a life of its own that leaves a financial, repetitional, and emotional toll on its victims. While monumental scandals, such as Enron, WorldCom, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme make the front pages, fraud is a daily occurrence impacting companies and individuals alike. Faces of Fraud reveals must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills needed to outwit them. Recognized Fraud Fighting Expert Martin Biegelman draws from his 40 years of experience fighting fraud to profile not only the key traits fraudsters share, but also the qualities fraud examiners must possess to be successful. Each chapter contains stories from actual cases that the author investigated Profiles the must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills you'll need to outwit them Reveals the traits of accomplished fraud examiners Explores the best practices in fraud detection, investigation and prevention to cultivate in order to maximize success Written by fraud fighting expert Martin T. Biegelman Although fraud will never be completely eradicated, there is much that can be done to reduce the number and size of frauds that take place in any organization. Boiling down the key lessons the author has culled from his long career, Faces of Fraud entertains and informs with stories from real cases the author investigated over his long career, and imparts useful tips you can start using right away in the fraud examination field.

The Piltdown Picasso

Autore: Robin Richards
Editore: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784629286
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The Piltdown Picasso is a fast-moving, well-plotted thriller, peopled by compelling characters shot through with a strong thread of humour. Matthew (Fax) Fairfax, a man with a past, arrives back in London after spending some years travelling and is quickly drawn into the capital’s fine art community. After helping a friend out with a favour he finds himself framed as the prime suspect when celebrity Mika Slade, who has recently purchased a dubious Picasso, is gunned down. Fairfax is released from police custody due to lack of evidence and joins forces with Gabi, Slade’s zany PA, in an attempt to identify the murderer. They discover that beneath the gloss and polish of London’s art world lurks a sleazy underbelly of drugs, insurance scams and art fraud. An industry where crooked dealers threaten, maim, kidnap and murder to ensure their lucrative trade continues in a rigged marketplace where no work of art is quite what it seems. When Gabi is taken hostage, and possibly poisoned by the fumes from the art forger’s lethal liquid Bakelite, Fairfax confronts the scam’s mastermind in a dramatic and fatal climax high above the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern. A rip roaring tale of art and crime, this is the perfect book for all crime fiction fans.

The Scam Handbook

Autore: Joel Levy
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ISBN: 9780760753453
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From the charming and seductive hustler—an icon of 1920s film noir—to the cyber hack who can truly vanish without a trace, this book exposes all the tricks of the trade of a con artist.

What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog

Autore: Steven D. Hales
Editore: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697855
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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.

Midnight Picasso

Autore: Leslie Cameron
Editore: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633238385
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Fraud is like sex : so much better if you take it slowly. Corinne Bruckmann lives by fraud. She arrives on Gran Canaria with the Midnight painting that she claims to be a sequel to the Guernica masterpiece in Madrid. In her story, Picasso gave the canvas to her German grandfather, back in 1937. Mike Forrest has been hired to find these answers: (a) Is it really a Picasso? (b) Is it really hers to sell? (c) Is this another scam? – OR – (d) Is she telling the truth? Word of the Midnight Picasso spreads like wildfire. Dealers and criminals swarm to Gran Canaria, all with one idea: to own the priceless new Picasso – by either buying it, stealing it… or killing for it. Mike Forrest is the ‘fall-guy’ in this hurricane of women, sex and violence… Many died at Guernica – and more will die before Mike can find the truth….

Rain City Review

Autore: Brian C. Hamilton
Editore:
ISBN: 9781882550012
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Irish Arts Review

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Ifar Journal

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Building A Print Collection A Guide To Buying Original Prints And Photographs

Autore: Glen Warner
Editore: Key Porter
ISBN: 9780919493278
Grandezza: 49,86 MB
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The Wall Street Journal

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Book Review Index

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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Art Auction

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The New York Times Book Review

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Fakes Frauds And Flimflammery

Autore: Andreas Schroeder
Editore: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771079542
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Since 1991, Andreas Schroeder has been a regular on the very popular national CBC-Radio show “Basic Black” with Arthur Black. Each month, Schroeder recounts, with wry understatement, yet another outrageous scam or particularly notable rip-off, leaving his listeners speechless with disbelief, amusement, and even grudging admiration. Such was the popularity of his two previous story collections that he has done it again. Stories Include: Another Day, Another Picasso: The decades-long career of aristocratic forger Elmyr de Hory, some of whose Picassos, Matisses, Van Goghs, and Braques still lurk in art museums and reference books, masquerading as the real thing. Making Hay in Cathay: A damning exposé of that thirteenth-century con artist, Marco Polo, which is sure to have readers questioning everything they learned in school. Gangs That Couldn’t Loot Straight: Three tales to prove that incompetence can be elevated to an art form. Extortion by Remote Control: How a technologically inventive bomber (calling himself Dagobert Duck) managed to hold one of Germany’s largest department stores hostage and baffle the police for almost two years. Each story is told in Schroeder’s wicked, deadpan style, which covers a certain underlying glee at the shenanigans of truly ingenious characters – despite their questionable morals.

The Great Dal Art Fraud And Other Deceptions

Autore: Lee Catterall
Editore: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN:
Grandezza: 61,82 MB
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Provides a detailed account of one of the century's biggest art scandals, in which the artist Salvador Dali, his wife, and unscrupulous art dealers conspired to sell mass-produced prints as signed, limited editions. 35,000 first printing.

Bangkok Sunrise

Autore: Leslie Cameron
Editore: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633238733
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How can you rescue a Thai girl from a brothel? Jade has an idea to save her sister, Mayya. “Mr Lee, he clever man. You must make him offer…” and she used the drippings in my saucer to draw a map of ‘Mike-v-Lee’. First, a square: “This you,” she said. Then, a second square… about six inches away. “You be useful – if work for Mr Lee, he no hurt you.” I had no argument with ‘not getting hurt’. “You know how he operates?” “You need fence to keep you safe,” and she added a line of strokes between the two squares. “If Lee see fence, he not attack you,” Jade explained. “We give him fence to think about…” When the Picasso scam on Gran Canaria went pear-shaped, we sent the Midnight painting to Lee Ho Chan in Bangkok. But our favourite Chinese merchant was involved in the Bangkok Sunrise plot to overthrow the government and before he’d let us take Mayya home, he wanted me to collect a secret letter from his brother in Chiang Mai. So we chased our tails from Bangkok to Koh Samui and on to Chiang Mai. But when my contact was murdered in a ride-by shooting, I lost my link to Lee’s brother – and unless we had that letter, we had no hope of saving Mayya… or the government of Thailand. But while all this was happening, where was Corinne Bruckmann?

Newsweek

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