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The Prince of Paradise

The Prince of Paradise

The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder

John Glatt

St. Martin's True Crime

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A MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY
Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a hotel empire, Miami's lavish Fontainbleau. But his luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would ironically end in another hotel room—where the police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death.

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation—when his ex-stripper wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for 24 hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce.

A FAMILY MURDER MYSTERY
Prosecutors believed Narcy let the killers into the room and watched them brutalize Novack. They also suspected she was involved in the death of Novack's mother, who took a fatal fall months before. Strangely, it was Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police—in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost…

"John Glatt is one of the finest true crime craftsmen writing today."
—Howard Goldberg,VH1.com

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COMING TO MIAMI BEACH
One hundred and ten years before the home invasion, Ben Novack Jr.'s paternal grandfather, Hyman Novick, first arrived in New York from Russia, seeking a new life. The poor Jewish teenager, who spoke...

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“From the provocative opening sentence ('When retired police chief James Scarberry heard in July 2009 that Ben Novack Jr. had been brutally murdered, with his eyes gouged out, he was not surprised.'), true-crime veteran Glatt grabs the reader's attention. With a perfect amount of detail, he traces the sad life of Novack--whose father, Ben Sr., founded Miami Beach's legendary Fountainebleau Hotel--from an unhappy childhood to his death in 2009 at the age of 53. . . . This gripping account is proof that truth can be stranger--and far more disturbing--than fiction.” —Publishers Weekly

“One of the finest true crime craftsmen writing today.” —Harold Goldberg, VH1.com

“How do you say 'juicy' in French.” —People Magazine on The Royal House of Monaco

“A real guilty Pleasure.” —Entertainment Weekly on The Royal House of Monaco

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About the author

John Glatt

JOHN GLATT is the author of eighteen books, and has more than thirty years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, A Current Affair, BBC World News, and A&E Biography.

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