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Author Payne, Doris, 1930- author.

Title Diamond Doris : the true story of the world's most notorious jewel thief / Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart.

Publication Info. New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  364.92 PAY    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Biography - EMPG-6  B PAY    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B PAY    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B PAYNE, DORIS    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  B PAYNE    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL On Order - WOLY-11    ON-ORDER
 Yorkville PL Adult Biography - YKBB-4  B PAY    AVAILABLE
1 copy under consideration for Woodstock PLD - WOLY-11.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 262 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, the bright and willful Doris Payne dreamed big. Fascinated by the fine clothes, jewels, and lifestyles in magazines such as Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar, she imagined a world beyond herself, one in which she did not carry the weight of limitations that others imposed on her and where her beloved mother was free from her father's abuse. After the owner of a local store threw her out when a white customer arrived, Doris vowed that neither her race or gender would hold her back. She was going to control her own life and make her own money. Using her Southern charm and quick wit, she began shoplifting small pieces of jewelry from local stores, and over the course of six decades, grew her talents with each heist. As a world-class expert jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies, using nuns and various ruses to help her avoid arrest while her Jewish boyfriend fenced the stolen gems. A rip-roaringly fun and exciting tale, Diamond Doris is the portrait of a captivating antihero who experienced life to the fullest -- on her own terms." -- From publisher's description.
Contents Part I : Color -- I wasn't born a jewel thief -- Greed -- My declaration of war -- Mr. Benjamin -- Part II : Clarity -- Trickster in practice -- Finding my way out -- My first big heist -- Hot ice, cold feet -- Making good on my crimes -- Taking things to the next level -- Racial backfire -- It's who you know, but you don't own me -- Family ties and known associates -- Part III : Cut -- Going international -- Diamond fever -- Returning to baby Jesus -- Fault line -- Off my game -- Throwing dust at disaster -- Part IV : Carat -- Snared -- Telling people what they want to hear -- Tokyo diamonds and the mohair coat -- The long game -- Dry snitches -- Reckoning.
Summary "In the ebullient spirit of Ocean's 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world's most notorious jewel thief--a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams." --Publisher.
Subject Payne, Doris, 1930-
Jewel thieves -- United States -- Biography.
Jewel thieves -- United States -- 20th century.
Jewel thieves. (OCoLC)fst00982525
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
True crime stories.
Added Author Lockhart, Zelda, author.
Other Form: ebook version : 9781472270542
ISBN 9780062917997 (hardcover)
0062917994 (hardcover)
9781472270535 (paperback)

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