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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Describes the true story of a 1913 collaboration between a notorious jewel thief and the Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard as they hunted for a precious pearl necklace, worth more than the Hope diamond.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiii, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780425252802
Branch Call Number: 364.16287 Cro


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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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