The Great Pearl Heist

The Great Pearl Heist

London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace

Book - 2012
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In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London's perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other--a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective--in the greatest jewel heist of the new century.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, [2012]
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780425252802
Branch Call Number: 364.16287 C8837G 2012
Characteristics: xiii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits, facsimile, photographs ; 24 cm


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May 22, 2015

A true-crime story that reads like a novel. Lots of characters are involved in this story of an incredibly valuable pearl necklace, the gang that stole it, and the Scotland Yard detective who got it back. Luckily, there's a cast of characters at the start that you'll refer to again and again. That's not because the writing's muddy, but because the story itself is complicated and something of a farce. A delight to read. One of those cases where you know it has to be true because nobody could make this stuff up.

May 16, 2013

An interesting story, told in an easy, readable style. The author is excellent at adding the small details that bring the setting to life.


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