Peeby‘s books have been published in UK and America. For youngsters and adults.
Wacky World of Handymen. Pub’d Ouroborus Books US.
US Half Letter size 80 pages.
ISBN 9781479 191 321
Desmond & Dudley in Ancient Egypt. Ouroborus Books US.
US Letter size. 64 pages
Desmond, Dudley and the Dinosaurs. Ouroborus Books US.
US Letter size. 64 pages.
Loony Look series Kings & Queens, The Tudors, Celtic Times,
The Vikings, Roman Britain, Medieval Life. Pub’d. Timeline UK Size A6 64 pages
Sold in Museum & Historical locations’ shops throughout the UK.
Wacky World of Sexism. Pub’d. Powerfresh UK Size A5 64 pages
Wacky World of Sex. Pub’d. Powerfresh UK SizeA5 64 pages
Both publications sold in UK cardshops.
An Interview with the Cartoonist/co-author.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE SCAMS SCHEMES SCUMBAGS?
I started researching fake furniture. This is turn progressed to fake letters, stamps and the like. Then I became more interested in the Fakers rather than the Fakes.
‘FAKERS’ IS A LONG WAY FROM ‘SCUMBAGS’ ISN’T IT?
Indeed it is. As I researched deeper into fraudsters, I was intrigued by the depths those with no conscience would go to scam innocents – those we define as scumbags.
CAN A BOOK ON SCAMS BE A LIGHTHEARTED LOOK AS YOU SAY?
There’s a quirky or a fun element in most of the stories. For instance America’s one non-existent diamond mine fooled the banks, Tiffany’s and created many red faces and bankruptcies. And Therese Humbert in Paris kept up a 20 year scam with a single brick (and not a gold one!) in a safe. That accounted for 10 suicides and more bank red faces.
IS THERE A COMMON THREAD IN SCAMS SCHEMES SCUMBAGS?
Absolutely – it’s a cliché but greed and gullibility are evident throughout. The conman is greedy and plays on the mark’s greed who believes it’s too good to be true but remains gullible. The irony is the conman is also gullible – he believes the con will go on forever and invariably it doesn’t.
WHERE CAN WE GET THE BOOK?
It’s available on demand from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or all ebook formats. $12.95 or $4.99 respectively.
Scams Schemes Scumbags: A Book about ConMen.
Scams Schemes Scumbags Pub’d. Ouroborus Books US Size 6” x 9” 256 pages
ISBN 9781478 282 037 Available from Amazon Kindle $4.99, Paperback $12.95.
Cartoon Book Sale (Out of Print editions).
Sale Price incl. S&H $5.99
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