The term queer plungers was used in nineteenth-century England to describe a specific ilk of con artists. One of them would throw himself into the Thames River, and the other two would pretend to save him from drowning. Then they would go to the local humane society and collect a reward. Not the smartest con artists. The novel The Queer Plungers is about con artists, but not your typical ones. The setting is Harvard University, and there are four protagonists. Four students in their junior year and with no academic direction or motivation. Lost in their loving lifestyle, they form a friendship with a young professor, and the adventure begins. Genius and playfulness. Self-discovery and friendships that challenge the imagination. Personalities that lack shyness and poke fun at convention. Find yourself. You are in here somewhere.