Off the Page
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm

The trickster and thief who beguiles honest people into parting with money and goods is a character who keeps turning up in American society. In her new book, The Mark Inside, Amy Reading of Ithaca reviews the history of confidence men, including the revenge tale of J. Frank Norfleet, a Texas rancher who fought back with a cunning reverse swindle.