The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief

eBook - 2009
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The story of orchid thief and obsessive, John Laroche, and the bizarre world of the orchid fanciers of Florida. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse provide the backdrop to an exploration of one of the byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector.
Publisher: London :, Random House,, 2009.
ISBN: 9781409078463
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Centred on John Laroche’s unconventional crime, the theft of the Ghost orchid from preservation land in Florida. An eccentric, humorous tale of obsession for oddities, rare orchids in particular, and a sure fire way to get back in the black. More than just a crime story, it's a natural history of... Read More »


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