The Great Pearl Heist

The Great Pearl Heist

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

Large Print - 2013
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In the summer of 1913, two brilliant minds - a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective - are pitted against each other in the greatest jewel heist of the new century. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls worth more than the Hope Diamond has vanished without a trace.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2013, c2012.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410457202
1410457206
Branch Call Number: LP 364.1628 CRO NVD
Characteristics: 397 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm

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DorisWaggoner
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.

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SirWhiskers
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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