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The great pearl heist : London's greatest thief and Scotland Yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace

Auteur : Molly Caldwell Crosby
Éditeur: New York : Berkely Books, 2012.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
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.
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Genre/forme: True crime
Case studies
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Molly Caldwell Crosby
ISBN: 9780425252802 0425252809 0425253732 9780425253731
Numéro OCLC: 775418781
Description: xiii, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenu: Queen of gems --
King of fences --
The Grizzard Gang --
Hatton Garden --
The plan --
A perfect crime --
The hunt begins --
New Scotland Yard --
News --
Decoys --
The expert --
Playing the fish --
The sting --
Searching --
At Bow Street --
Sir Richard Muir --
The piano tuner --
A glimpse --
Old Bailey --
Righteous justice --
Epilogue: the Great War.
Responsabilité: Molly Caldwell Crosby.

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Tells the true story of a psychological cat-and-mouse game set against the backdrop of London's golden Edwardian era.  Lire la suite...

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"A ripping yarn...a real-life, old-time Holmesian entertainment."--"Salon" "A gem...In her well-researched account, Crosby recounts the theft, the gang of thieves behind it and Scotland Yard's hunt Lire la suite...

 
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