Julie Means Kane, Author

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Julie Means Kane is an award-winning writer living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  She has been a sous-chef, private investigator, back-to-the-lander, jeweler, teacher’s aide, newspaper manager, business consultant and mother of two. 

Currently, she is working on a narrative history of the life of her grandfather, Gaston B. Means, arch-swindler and master liar.   She has found the roles of consultant and swindler remarkably similar — both require belief in oneself and the ability to instill confidence in others.  Perhaps it runs in the family.

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Posts of Interest

Anna Sorokin: Why do con artists and fraudsters fascinate us?

11 May 2019

Anna Sorokin is the German woman who pretended to be a billionaire heiress, swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.

21 Real-Life Gangsters on Boardwalk Empire

26 October 2014

Boardwalk Empire is basically the story of a twenties gang called The Combined or Big Seven Group. All the biggies on the east coast were part of it….

FBI: Lindbergh Kidnapping

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., 20-month-old son of the famous aviator and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was kidnapped about 9:00 p.m., on March 1, 1932, from the nursery of the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, New Jersey.