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The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201104
  • Antal sidor: 362
  • Vikt i gram: 308
  • ISBN10:0307886468
  • ISBN13:9780307886460

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS

He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.

He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city.

He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. . . .


--Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in The Final Problem

The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Suave, cunning Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did.

Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a painting Worth adored and often slept with for twenty years.

With a brilliant gang that included Piano Charley, a jewel thief, train robber, and playboy, and the Scratch Becker, master forger, Worth secretly ran operations from New York to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton man finally brought him down.

In a decadent age, Worth was an icon. His biography is a grand, dazzling tour into the gaslit underworld of the last century. . . and into the doomed genius of a criminal mastermind.

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