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9780143136859

On the trail of the serpent : the epic hunt for the Bikini Killer

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"An intimate portrait of Charles Sobrhaj--one of the world's greatest conmen and most notorious serial killers, and the subject of THE SERPENT, a new series on Netflix. Charles Sobhraj remains one of the world's great conmen, and as a serial killer, the story of his life and capture endures as legend. Born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and Indian father, Sobhraj grew up deprived of a sense of identity, moving to France before being imprisoned and stripped of his multiple nationalities. Driven to floating from country to country, continent to continent, he became the consummate con artist, stealing passports, smuggling drugs and guns across Asia, busting out of prisons and robbing wealthy associates. But as his situation grew more perilous, he turned to murder, preying on Western tourists dropping out across the 1970s "hippie trail," leaving dead bodies and gruesome crime scenes in his wake, triggering an international manhunt that put him at the top of INTERPOL's most wanted list. On the Trail of the Serpent draws its readers into the story of Sobhraj's life as told exclusively to journalists Richard Neville and Julie Clarke by the investigators, families of the victims, and even Sobhraj himself. Blurring the boundaries between true crime and novelization, this remains the definitive book about Sobhraj--a riveting tale of sex, drugs, adventure, and murder"--

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Lima Public Library 364.15 NEV (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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008201120s2021 nyu 000 0 eng
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043 . ‡aa------
05000. ‡aHV6248.S6136 ‡bN48 2021
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1001 . ‡aNeville, Richard, ‡d1941-2016, ‡eauthor.
24010. ‡aLife and crimes of Charles Sobhra.
24510. ‡aOn the trail of the serpent : ‡bthe epic hunt for the Bikini Killer / ‡cRichard Neville, Julie Clarke.
250 . ‡a1st edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bPenguin Books, ‡c2021.
300 . ‡apages cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aRevised and updated by Julie Clarke.
520 . ‡a"An intimate portrait of Charles Sobrhaj--one of the world's greatest conmen and most notorious serial killers, and the subject of THE SERPENT, a new series on Netflix. Charles Sobhraj remains one of the world's great conmen, and as a serial killer, the story of his life and capture endures as legend. Born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and Indian father, Sobhraj grew up deprived of a sense of identity, moving to France before being imprisoned and stripped of his multiple nationalities. Driven to floating from country to country, continent to continent, he became the consummate con artist, stealing passports, smuggling drugs and guns across Asia, busting out of prisons and robbing wealthy associates. But as his situation grew more perilous, he turned to murder, preying on Western tourists dropping out across the 1970s "hippie trail," leaving dead bodies and gruesome crime scenes in his wake, triggering an international manhunt that put him at the top of INTERPOL's most wanted list. On the Trail of the Serpent draws its readers into the story of Sobhraj's life as told exclusively to journalists Richard Neville and Julie Clarke by the investigators, families of the victims, and even Sobhraj himself. Blurring the boundaries between true crime and novelization, this remains the definitive book about Sobhraj--a riveting tale of sex, drugs, adventure, and murder"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aSobhraj, Charles.
650 0. ‡aMurderers ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aMurder ‡zAsia ‡vCase studies.
650 0. ‡aSerial murderers ‡vCase studies.
7001 . ‡aClarke, Julie, ‡d1952- ‡eauthor.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a21806467 ‡bSystem Local ‡c637363 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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