Re: RARA-AVIS: The Maltese Falcon and Flitcraft

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 22 Nov 2004

I remember a real missing man news story like that, maybe 15 years ago (one benefit of aging). IIRC, he vanished under indictment from northern New Jersey and was many years later located in northern Virginia, with a similar house, job, car, and family as the ones he left. I don't suppose that would be possible these days.


Karin Montin wrote:
> I read Sucker Bet by James Swain (2003) recently. It is the second (I
> think) in a series about casino consultant Tony Valentine. He goes around
> figuring out how customers and employees are defrauding gambling
> establishments. I really enjoy reading about ingenious ways to cheat. Not
> that I would ever try them. The first in the series is called Grift Sense,
> and I've got that lined up as my next read.
> Anyway, I was struck by an anecdote in which Tony relates that one time he
> had to track down a missing man, who turned up several years later, living
> in a similar town on the same coast, with a similar car and wife to the
> ones he'd left when he disappeared.

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