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Author Foster, Nick, 1966- author.

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

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Large Print Materials  LP 364.1523 F81    Check Shelf
Edition Large Print edition.
Description 521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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.
Contents The tipping point -- Bocas del Toro -- Welcome to Panama -- The story of Bo Icelar -- "We are just molecules" -- Where is Cher? -- Darklands -- When Scott met Bill -- Life behind bars -- The lights that don't go out -- Epilogue: "I am your worst nightmare.".
Subject Holbert, William Dathan.
Murder -- Panama -- Case studies.
Murderers -- Panama -- Case studies.
Murderers -- Panama -- Case studies.
Murder -- Panama -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Large type books.
ISBN 9781410493811 (hardcover)
1410493814 (hardcover)
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