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Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Financial Crime books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare (2015)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedFor more than a decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world. In this gripping story, he explains in unprecedented detail how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial pressure against…
Author(s): Juan Zarate

2. Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits (CABI CRFAS) (2017)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedIn this brief, accessible text, Robert Tillman, Henry N. Pontell, and William K. Black provide a thorough overview of financial crimes and crises and their consequences. Integrating theories and concepts from criminology, sociology, and economics to address major questions, they provide a concise and accessible yet in-depth introduction to the topic by reducing complex financial crimes to their essentials.About the SeriesKeynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Henry N. Pontell, provides essential knowledge on important contemporary matters of crime, law, and justice to a broad audience of readers. Volumes are written by…
Author(s): Robert H. Tillman, Henry N. Pontell, et al.

3. Anti-Money Laundering in a Nutshell: Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers (2015)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedAnti–Money Laundering in a Nutshellis a concise, accessible, and practical guide to compliance with anti–money laundering law for financial professionals, corporate investigators, business managers, and all personnel of financial institutions who are required, under penalty of hefty fines, to get anti–money laundering training.Money laundering is endemic. As much as 5 percent of global GDP ($3.6 trillion) is laundered by criminals each year. It’s no wonder that every financial institution in the United States—including banks, credit card companies, insurers, securities…
Author(s): Kevin Sullivan

4. Payback: Conspiracy to Destroy Michael Milken and His Financial Revolution, The (1996)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedCharges that the Wall Street trader and others were wrongfully prosecuted by a nervous corporate establishment…
Author(s): Daniel Fischel

5. The Anonymous Source (An Alex Vane Media Thriller) (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedIt's one year after the 9/11 attacks and court reporter Alex Vane is fighting to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly-controlled world is rocked: his editor buries his story, a source turns up dead, and Alex finds himself at the center of a violent media conspiracy.As he receives tips from a mysterious source, Alex enlists the help of a captivating professor, Camila Gray. Aided by an Internet genius, a billionaire's sexy widow, and a washed-up sports reporter, Alex and Camila discover a $500-million secret that could derail the…
Author(s): A.C. Fuller

6. A Murder On Wall Street: A Joey Mancuso, Father O’Brian Crime Mystery (2017)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedA PRIEST, AN EX-COP, AND THREE BADASS BABES WALK INTO A BAR…Lucky for readers, that’s a great opportunity for the kind of rare mystery series with something for everyone—a tough guy, three awesome women, and a classic Golden Age gentleman-detective clergyman. The twist? The cop and the cleric are half-brothers who operate a PI firm out of their bar. Owen Parr pulls off a crowd-pleasing coup in the first entry in his Joey Mancuso/Father Dominic O’Brian series—a perfect blending of the hard-boiled and intellectual schools of detecting. Joey’s the ex-cop, who got kicked out of the police department by means of a small frame, and…
Author(s): Owen Parr

7. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing (2018)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & Ranked"A brilliant novel on international finance … you will have serious trouble putting this book down." — Forbes Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this was the first thriller set in the world money market that was written by an actual financial expert. Paul Erdman's fast-paced, suspenseful story centers on a billion-dollar, top-secret coup intended to protect the U.S. dollar. In settings that range from Washington, D.C., to London, Paris, Moscow, and Beirut, a cast of memorable characters enact a plot that brings the world to the brink…
Author(s): Paul E. Erdman

8. Sleep, My Child, Forever: The Riveting True Story of a Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children (2018)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedEllen Boehm, a single mom from St. Louis, Missouri, appeared devoted to her children. But in reality, she was unequipped for motherhood, financially strapped, and desperate. Within a year of each other, her sons, ages two and four, died mysteriously, and Boehm’s eight-year-old daughter then suffered a near-fatal mishap when a hair dryer fell into the girl’s bath. While neighbors wondered how Boehm remained so calm through it all, Det. Sgt. Joseph Burgoon of St. Louis Homicide had darker suspicions.   Burgoon soon unraveled a labyrinth of deception, greed, and obsession that revealed a cold-blooded killer whose…
Author(s): John Coston

9. Safe and Secure: 10 Essential Steps for Seniors to Protect Against Financial Abuse (2019)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & RankedThieves and scammers are on the prowl for easy targets who have significant exposed assets—and if you're a senior citizen who saved for retirement, you may be the perfect mark. Fran Tarkenton, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who became a succesful entrepreneur, has partnered with certified public accountant and financial executive Rick Gossett to present this practical, up-to-date guide to scam-proofing your savings during your golden years.  Safe & Secure will give you ten specific actions steps that will turn you from an…
Author(s): Fran Tarkenton, Rick Gossett

10. Lies She Never Told Me (Historical Fiction Series) (2018)

 Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & Rankedis the story of Michael Gresham’s heritage, beginning with his father’s father. The book features mob wars in 1920’s Chicago; World War II invasions and POW camps; romance between powerful men and beautiful women; the most infamous mass murder in 1960’s Chicago; and the complete growing-up story of Michael Gresham himself, from young boy to young lawyer. The book recounts the first meeting between Michael and his famous investigator Marcel in Operation Desert Shield when both young men are soldiers on the track of Saddam Hussein. Finally, when Michael’s grandmother comes to him…
Author(s): John Ellsworth

Best Financial Crime Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some financial crime books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Corporate Responses To Financial Crime: From Exposure To Investigation

Author(s): Petter Gottschalk
ID: 2625452, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Economic and Financial Crime: Corruption, shadow economy, and money laundering

Author(s): Monica Violeta Achim, Sorin Nicolae Borlea
ID: 2889300, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Financial crime and corporate misconduct : a critical evaluation of fraud legislation

Author(s): Monaghan, Christopher; Monaghan, Nicola
ID: 2430423, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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