Doris was a badass and she knew it. You’re a fly on the wall as she cases and steals from the most luxurious jewelry retailers in the world using social cues and expectations to her advantage. Part Pam Grier, part 007, she led an unbelievably brazen life of crime and writes about it very well. A real page-turner. And a great audiobook as well!
Diamond Doris by Doris Payne (List Price: $16.99, Amistad, 9780062918000, 10/6/2020)
Reviewed by Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina