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The King of Diamonds: The Search for the Elusive Texas Jewel Thief

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The King of Diamonds: The Search for the Elusive Texas Jewel Thief

The King of Diamonds
by Rena Pederson

English | 2024 | ISBN: 1639366059 | 416 pages | True EPUB | 44.59 MB

The thrilling story of a brazen, uncatchable jewel thief who roamed the homes of Dallas high society—and a window into the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the Swinging Sixties.
As a string of high profile jewel thefts went unsolved, "the King of Diamonds," as he was dubbed by the press, eluded police and the FBI for more than a decade and took advantage of the parties and devil-may-care attitude of the Swinging Sixties.

Like Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief," the King was so bold that he tip-toed into the homes of millionaires while they were watching television, or hosting parties. He hid in their closets. And dared to smoke a cigarette while they were sleeping not far away. Rena Pederson, then a young cub reporter at the Dallas Morning News, heard the police reports trickle in while she managed the night desk.

With gymnastic skill, this thief climbed trees or crawled across rooftops to get into these sprawling mansions….

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