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Behn, Noel

Overview
Works: 54 works in 183 publications in 11 languages and 3,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Case studies  Spy fiction  Drama  Caper films  Comedy films  Gangster films  Television cop shows 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: PS3552.E4, 364.1540974965
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Most widely held works about Noel Behn
 
Most widely held works by Noel Behn
Lindbergh : the crime by Noel Behn( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is known as the crime of the century - the infamous kidnapping and murder of the infant son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in 1932. But nearly six decades after Bruno Richard Hauptmann died in the electric chair, questions that even then troubled many have become more insistent. At the time, no less a figure than New Jersey's governor, Harold Hoffman, gambled away his public reputation in a heroic effort to prove Hauptmann's innocence. Today, more puzzling questions and possibilities have surfaced. Lindbergh: The Crime is a book that gets to the heart of the mystery, a grand piecing together of this tangled and many-faceted case that will startle all with its central revelation. Best-selling author Noel Behn has spent eight years researching and investigating the case. Among the new evidence he has uncovered is the personal account of a confidant to Governor Hoffman who maintained that while Hauptmann awaited execution on death row, employees of the Lindbergh and Morrow households provided the governor with affidavits that established the condemned man's innocence by stating how the child was killed and by whom. The governor was reluctant to go public with the explosive disclosures until he could find additional proof. His efforts to do so were Herculean - and futile. Behn picks up the thread of the governor's investigation. Revisiting old evidence and discovering new details, the author builds a compelling, plausible scenario that puts the child's murderer closer to the Lindbergh household than anyone has heretofore dared to suggest. Behn shows how Lindbergh took charge of and possibly manipulated the investigation from the very start; tells how Lindbergh may have paved the way for extortionists to intercept the ransom payment; demonstrates that if there was a case at all for Hauptmann's involvement, it was only as an extortionist; re-examines the theory that the first ransom note and the next twelve notes were written by different people, and names the probable extortionist; and takes a searching look into the history and dynamics of the Lindbergh extended family and finds ample clues to support the book's conclusions. Behn recreates this story against a broad and colorful canvas of the times. We follow Lucky Lindy on his historic transatlantic flight and see how his newfound fame led to an obsession with privacy. We see how in the waning days of Prohibition kidnapping became an increasingly common source of income for gangsters. And we understand how the fiery rivalries of the time between law enforcement agencies and politicians, and within the media, contributed to the bungling of the original investigation. Noel Behn has woven a web of provocative clues and hard facts to create a responsible and convincing scenario for the unthinkable in a case that continues to haunt the American imagination
Big stick-up at Brink's! by Noel Behn( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting and frequently hilarious insider account of one of the twentieth century's most outrageous capers. On the evening of January 17, 1950, armed robbers wearing Captain Marvel masks entered the Brink's Armored Car building in Boston, Massachusetts. They walked out less than an hour later with more than $2.7 million in cash and securities. It was a brazen and expertly executed theft that captured the imaginations of millions of Americans and baffled the FBI and local law enforcement officials. But what appeared on the surface to be the perfect crime was, in fact, the end result of a mind-boggling series of mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps. The men behind the masks were not expert bank robbers but a motley crew of small-time crooks who bumbled their way into a record-breaking payday and managed to elude the long arm of the law for six years. New York Times-bestselling author Noel Behn tape-recorded nearly one thousand hours of interviews with the surviving robbers, including motormouthed mastermind Tony Pino, a character so colorful he might have been dreamed up by a Hollywood screenwriter, to tell the uncensored story of the heist forever known as "the Great Brink's Robbery." Fun and suspenseful from first page to last, Behn's true-crime classic was the basis for The Brink's Job (1978), the Academy Award-nominated film directed by William Friedkin and starring Peter Falk and Peter Boyle
Seven silent men : a novel by Noel Behn( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a gang of rank amateurs pulls off an amazing 31 million dollar bank job, Prairie Port, Missouri, nets the FBI all the action it can handle. And when two misfit agents accidentally uncover a bizarre killing, the crime of the century explores--in murder, fame, suicide and torture. The trail of violence leads to America's most powerful men. And that's only the beginning..."--P. [4] of cover
The Kremlin letter by Noel Behn( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of American spies must work in Russia to recover a letter containing secret information. Adapted for cinema by John Huston, the film starred Richard Boone, Dean Jagger, Patrick O'Neal, George Sanders, Max Von Sydow, and Orson Welles
The shadowboxer by Noel Behn( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An agent, whose specialty is rescuing prisoners from concentration camps, finds himself involved in international politics
Homicide, life on the street : the complete series( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered the most realistic cop drama ever aired, Homicide: Life on the Street gives viewers a unique cops'-eye view of one of the most challenging jobs imaginable"--Container
Brink's! : it took six years and eleven men to steal 2,700,000 dollars! by Noel Behn( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La carta del Kremlin by Noel Behn( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Brief an den Kreml. Spionage-roman by Noel Behn( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une lettre pour le Kremlin by Noel Behn( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kremlin letter by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb
Das grosse Dings bei Brinks : Roman by Noel Behn( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lettre du Kremlin The Kremlin letter by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brink's job by William Friedkin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang of two-bit hoods has big aspirations in this classic comedy robbery film based on a true story
The Brink's job by Noel Behn( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Cambrioleur à la petite semelle, Tony parvient à voler 30.000 $. Pourtant, la presse n'en fait pas état. Il découvre alors que le système de sécurité de la Brink's est faillible, et décide de l'exploiter pour un coup encore plus gros
La Carta del Kremlin by Noel Behn( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brevet till Kreml by Noel Behn( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in Danish and Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettera al Cremlino by Noel Behn( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homicide--life on the street( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homicide investigation unit probes violent crimes in the city of Baltimore
L'esecutore ombra by Noel Behn( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ben, Noʼel

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