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The Best Books About Deception 

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Updated June 14, 2019 176 votes 60 voters 19k views

List of best books about deception, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on deception are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched deception bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about deception. If you're looking for a list of top books on deception then you're in the right place.

The list you're viewing contains books like What I Saw and How I Lied and The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about deception?" after checking out this list.

This greatest deception book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these deception books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Which authors have written books about Deception? Agatha Christie and Michael Connelly both have, as well as many other great authors.

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The Book of Lies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Brad Meltzer

First Published: 2008

Subjects: Homicide, Deception, Murder

Genres (Book): Novel

Original Language: English Language

The Book of Lies is a novel written by Brad Meltzer which assumes a connection between the story of Cain and Abel and the superhero Superman, written by Jerry Siegel. According to WorldCat, the ...more
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The Coast of Akron: A No... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Adrienne Miller

First Published: 2005

Subjects: Deception, Family

Genres (Book): Novel

The Coast of Akron: A Novel is a book by Adrienne Miller.
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Imagine Me and You: A No... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Billy Mernit

First Published: 2008-04-08

Subjects: Hollywood, Marriage, Deception

Genres (Book): Novel

Imagine Me and You: A Novel is a book by Billy Mernit.
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The Concise Book of Lyin... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Evelin E. Sullivan

First Published: 2001

Subjects: Lie, Lies and Lying, Deception, Lie detection

Genres (Book): Non-fiction

The Concise Book of Lying is a book by Evelin E. Sullivan.
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One Drop: My Father's Hi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Bliss Broyard

First Published: 2007-09

Subjects: Anatole Broyard, Deception, Racism

Genres (Book): Memoir

One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life - A Story of Race and Family Secrets is a book by Bliss Broyard.
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The Secret Life Of Lady ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Liz Fielding

Subjects: Deception

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction

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The Long Embrace: Raymon... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Judith Freeman

First Published: 2007-11

Subjects: Marriage, Deception

Genres (Book): Biography

The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved is a book by Judith Freeman.
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After Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Barry Unsworth

First Published: 1997

Subjects: Greed, Deception, Italy

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel

After Hannibal is a book by Barry Unsworth.
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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Deception
CesarLechuga added William Shakespeare

First Published: 1597

Subjects: Popular literature, Star-crossed

Genres (Book): Play, Tragedy

Original Language: English Language

Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare.
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Lost Hearts in Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Andrea Lee

First Published: 2006-06

Subjects: Deception, Betrayal

Genres (Book): Fiction

Lost Hearts in Italy is a book by Andrea Lee.
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The pretender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Jaclyn Reding

Subjects: Deception, Scotland, History, Great Britain

12
The Lies of George W. Bu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Deception
David Corn

Subjects: Ethics, Deception, United States of America, History of the United States

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The Night Following is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Morag Joss

Subjects: Espionage, Deception, Murder

Genres (Book): Suspense, Fiction

The Night Following is a book by Morag Joss.
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Matala: A Novel of Decei... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Craig Holden

Subjects: Literary, Europe, Suspense, Deception, Smuggling

Genres (Book): Thriller, Fiction

Matala: A Novel of Deceit is a book by Craig Holden.
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In the fold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Rachel Cusk

Subjects: Literary, Deception, Friendship

Genres (Book): Fiction

In The Fold is a book written by Rachel Cusk.
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Liars and Saints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Maile Meloy

First Published: 2003-06

Subjects: Deception, Family, Love

Genres (Book): Fiction

Liars and Saints is a book by Maile Meloy.
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Never be lied to again ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Deception
David J. Lieberman

Subjects: Philosophy, Deception, Self-help, Applied psychology, Psychology

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction, Psychology

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The fifteen biggest lies... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Major Garrett

Subjects: Deception, Federal government of the United States, Legislation, Politics of the United States, United States of America, + more

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The promise of a lie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Howard Roughan

Subjects: Deception

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Losing Nelson: A Novel ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Barry Unsworth

First Published: 1999

Subjects: Literary, Deception, 19th century, Heroism, Historiography, + more

Genres (Book): Fiction

Losing Nelson is a 1999 novel by Barry Unsworth. Its protagonist is Charles Cleasby, who is obsessed with Lord Nelson, attempts to re-enact events of "Horatio"'s life to the point of ...more
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Pagan Babies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Elmore Leonard

First Published: 2000

Subjects: Deception

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Pagan Babies is a 2000 crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.
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Spider's Web is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Charles Osborne, Agatha Christie

First Published: 2000

Subjects: Deception, Murder

Genres (Book): Crime Fiction

Original Language: English Language

Spider's Web is a novelization by Charles Osborne of the 1954 play of the same name by crime fiction writer Agatha Christie and was first published in the UK by HarperCollins in September 2000 ...more
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Over the Shoulder: A Nov... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Leonard Chang

First Published: 2001

Subjects: California, Suspense, Deception, Mystery, Murder

Genres (Book): Mystery, Fiction

Over the Shoulder: A Novel of Intrigue is a book by Leonard Chang.
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When Presidents Lie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Eric Alterman

Subjects: Current events, Government, Security, Politics, Deception, + more

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Double Standards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Deception
Judith McNaught

Subjects: Deception, United States of America

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Children's literature, Historical fiction, Fiction