In the 17th century, critics of John Milton observed that in Paradise Lost, Lucifer steals the show. The same thing holds true today. We begin with a fanciful tale of God and Satan. What follows is a collection of true stories about Society’s rogues—the flimflam artists, whores, painted ladies, voodoo queens, and honky-tonk angels that inhabit the world. We depict the lives of a few favorites among these captivating, infuriating, (sometimes) horrifying, and larger than life frauds.