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About the Author

Amy Reading is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the New York Public Library. She is the author of The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con. She lives in upstate New York, where she has served on the executive board of Buffalo Street Books, an indie cooperative bookstore, since 2018.


"[A] remarkable piece of storytelling . . .[filled with] brilliant portraits. . . . It's great fun to read."
-- Boston Globe on The Mark Inside

"Engrossing. . . . [Reading] gets to the center of both Norfleet's story and the mass appeal of the con artist as a figure in American culture." -- Paris Review on The Mark Inside

"An engaging book for anybody who wants to better understand misconduct in the realm of finance--and the consequences of such misconduct for everybody involved." -- USA Today on The Mark Inside

"An entertaining read, grounded in detailed historical analysis. . . . A fascinating story of crime and punishment." -- New York Journal of Books on The Mark Inside

"This work, which puts deception in a sociological context from the settlement of the colonies on, is riveting, exciting, and eye-opening. . . . Thoroughly researched and engagingly presented."
-- Booklist (starred review) on The Mark Inside

"This account of con artists and obsessive revenge is replete with dramatic twists and turns. . . . [and] vibrant characterizations. . . . This narrative of vigilante justice flows like fiction, as con artistry is illuminated throughout, with resonance in today's world of high-tech con artistry."
-- Publishers Weekly on The Mark Inside