The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
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Large print edition.
9781410493811 (hardcover), 1410493814 (hardcover)
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521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lawson McGhee Library - Biography - Books
LRG PRNT 364.1523 FOST
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Foster, N. (2016). The Jolly Roger Social Club: a true story of a killer in paradise (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Foster, Nick, 1966-. 2016. The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Foster, Nick, 1966-. The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Foster, Nick. The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2016.

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