[LMB] Criminals OT:

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 22:39:11 BST 2019


On TV there was the short-lived Smith and Profit ahows.  And Dexter not to
mention the Sopranos.


On Friday, August 9, 2019, Mervi Hämäläinen <mhamalainenenator at gmail.com>
wrote:

> > From: "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu>
> >
> > Little Egret observes that:-
> >
> >  > There are burglars who specialise in targeting criminals.
> >
> > Since this is a literary list he might mention Robin Hood
> > and Simon Templar, and, up to a point, Raffles and Modesty
> > Blaise. Any other suggestions?
> >
>
> This is one of my favorite tropes (love Modesty!) so thanks very much for
> mentioning Raffles. I've downloaded the first short story collection.
>
> I can't seem to remember many such characters, at least as main characters.
> The most obvious one is the Hustle TV-show where a group of con men often
> steal from outright criminals.
>
> Also "the Heist" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg where one of the two
> main characters is a con man and the other an FBI agent who together catch
> bigger criminals. It's the first book in a series.
>
> Oceans eleven came to mind but I don't think Terry Benedict was actually a
> criminal? Even though he acted like a some sort of mob boss.
>
> Also, it depends on how you define "criminal". If we go with vigilante,
> then any super heroes who are former criminals might qualify. :) At least
> the X-Man Gambit seems to be still the head of New Orleans' thieves guild.
> The Black Cat sometimes steals from criminals. On DC's side we got Catwoman
> who also sometimes steals from the criminals, although by no means
> exclusively.
>
> Kind regards,
> Mervi
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