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
ISBN: 9780425252802
0425252809
Branch Call Number: 364.16 CRO 2012
Characteristics: xiii, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 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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