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

Payne, Doris, 1930- (author.). Lockhart, Zelda, (author.). Miles, Robin, (narrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062957597
  • ISBN: 0062957597
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (approximately 6 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robin Miles.
Summary, etc.:
Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Doris vowed to turn the tables. Payne began shoplifting small pieces of jewelry from local stores. Throughout six decades, her talents grew with each heist. Becoming an expert world-class jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies, and her Jewish boyfriend fenced the stolen gems to Hollywood celebrities. Doris's criminal exploits went unsolved well into the 1970s. Eventually realizing Doris was using him, her boyfriend turned her in. She was arrested after stealing a diamond ring in Monte Carlo that was valued at more than half a million dollars. But even prison couldn't contain this larger-than-life personality who cleverly used nuns as well as various ruses to help her break out. With her arrest in 2013 in San Diego, Doris's fame skyrocketed when media coverage of her escapades exploded.
Subject: Payne, Doris, 1930-
Jewel thieves > United States > Biography.
Older offenders > United States > Biography.
Female offenders > United States > Biography.
African American women > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
African American women.
Female offenders.
Jewel thieves.
Older offenders.
United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.