MY RATING: 3 stars
MY REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I've read two of this author's other books, and they were pretty amusing. It just goes to show you that people are not always the brightest when they are going against the law, and that sometimes people will sue for anything (an example above is the man who sued his ex for the refund of the cost of her breast implants). This time around though, I think the author missed his mark. A few of the stories weren't even criminal, or legal, just plain sad and absurd, like the guy who was in his house for 15 years dead, without anyone realizing. Others weren't quite dumb but pretty well-executed like the chili-powder one from India.
While this was an extremely short and quick read, with some of the stories making me roll my eyes at the idiotic things done by the criminal element of our world, it wasn't as well done as his previous two books I have read.I'm sure the author could have come up with some better stories if given enough time.
The one thing I did like the author did was give a quick background in the legal system of the country he was going to tell the stories from. Although I don't know the different between the types of legal systems, it was nice to have that background to try to put things into context.