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Author Foster, Nick, 1966-

Title The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise / Nick Foster.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 FOS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "The true story of a series of bold killings which took place in a shadowy American ex-pat community in Panama--a tale of greed, political history, and murder. In the remote Bocas del Toro, Panama, William Dathan Holbert, aka "Wild Bill," is awaiting trial for the murder of five fellow American ex-patriots. Holbert's first victims were the Brown family, who lived on a remote island in the area's Darklands. There, Holbert turned their home into the "Jolly Roger Social Club," using drink- and drug-fueled parties to get to know other ex-pats. The club's tagline was: "Over 90% of our members survive." Those odds were not in his victims' favor. But this is not just a book about what Holbert did and the complex financial and real estate motives behind the killings; it is about why Bocas del Toro turned out to be his perfect hunting ground, and why the community tolerated-even accepted-him for a time. Told through the fascinating history of the country of Panama, a paradise with sinister ties to the political and economic interests of the United States, journalist Nick Foster brings this uniquely bizarre place to life; shedding light on a community where many live under assumed names, desperate to leave their old lives behind-and sometimes people just disappear"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Holbert, William Dathan.
Murder -- Panama -- Case studies.
Murderers -- Panama -- Case studies.
ISBN 9781627793728 (hardback)
1627793720 (hardback)

 
    
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