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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An Indie Next Pick -- In the summer of 1913, under cover of London's perpetual smoggy dusk, 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 been bought by a Hatton Garden broker. As word of the "Mona Lisa of Pearls" spreads around the world, the necklace vanishes without a trace.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. :, Thorndike Press,, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410457202
Branch Call Number: 364.16287 C883g2 2013
Characteristics: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 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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