Ithaca author Railey Jane Savage talks about her new book, "A Century of Swindles: Ponzi Schemes, Con Men, and Fraudsters"
If you're a fan of true-crime - but perhaps without all the murderdeathkill - then you'll love this book which takes a deep dive into 7 infamous schemes that took place between 1850 and 1950. There's intrigue, deception, sensationalism and chutzpah that is mind-boggling.
Railey Jane Savage lives and works in Ithaca, NY, where her abiding love for history's forgotten moments - swindles, or otherwise - grows against the dramatic background of the Finger Lakes. With an English degree from Smith College, she splits her time between writing and editings. A Century of Swindles is her second book.