The Resource Killing Goldfinger : the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One, Wensley Clarkson

Killing Goldfinger : the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One, Wensley Clarkson

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Killing Goldfinger : the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One
Title
Killing Goldfinger
Title remainder
the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One
Statement of responsibility
Wensley Clarkson
Title variation
Secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One
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Language
eng
Summary
Killing Goldfinger charts the extraordinary rise and spectacular bullet-riddled fall of John Palmer, the richest, most powerful criminal ever to have emerged from the modern British underworld. During the late 1990s, Palmer was rated as rich as The Queen by the Sunday Times Rich List. Palmer earned his nickname Goldfinger after smelting (in his back garden) tens of millions of pounds worth of stolen gold bullion from the 20th century's most lucrative heist; the Brink's-Mat robbery. Palmer then used his share of the millions to become the vicious overlord of a vast illegal timeshare property empire in Tenerife. At the same time, Goldfinger financed huge international drugs shipments as well as some of the most notorious UK robberies of the past 30 years, including the £50m Securitas heist in Kent in 2006 and, many believe, the Hatton Garden heist in 2015. Palmer vowed to hunt down all his underworld enemies. But in the end it was those same criminals who decided to bring his life to an end. Murdered in June 2015, with charges of fraud, money laundering and worse pending, this book tells his murky story for the first time.--Amazon.ca
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AP
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Clarkson, Wensley
Dewey number
364.1092
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, John
  • Criminals
  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Killing Goldfinger : the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One, Wensley Clarkson
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786484857
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 481667
  • (HPL)330650
  • 481667
Label
Killing Goldfinger : the secret, bullet-riddled life and death of Britain's Gangster Number One, Wensley Clarkson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786484857
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 481667
  • (HPL)330650
  • 481667

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