Pickpocket Frankie

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1980s & '90s

Roberto Scarlato

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Pickpocket Frankie is the story of a boy abandoned at a train station. He grows up to be a pickpocket on the streets of New York City. Just as he is about to quit snatching wallets, a letter from his past propels him to go deeper into the criminal underground.


Crime, Detective, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comedy,

Short Summary

Frankie had it good. A place of his own. A girlfriend with a penchant for puzzles. And a pretty good nest egg from grifting wallets. But when somebody steals his money that he worked so hard to take, things get serious. Forced to confront his past, Frankie must be led down a path that will take him


New York, Trinity Church, Washington Square Park, Times Square

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Frankie Pickens

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Criminal, Heroic, Outspoken, Skillful, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Claudia Banks

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Educated, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sedgewick Giles

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Villainous, Badass, Confident, Criminal, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergio DeLuca

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Engaging, Secretive, Blunt, Badass, Complex, Decisive, Leader, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Heroic, Manipulative, Patriotic, Perseverance, Criminal, Educated, Gracious, Skillful, Aggressive

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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