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

Author: Molly Caldwell Crosby
Publisher: New York : Berkely Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
Great pearl heist.
(DLC) 2012008261
(OCoLC)775418781
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Caldwell Crosby
ISBN: 9781101613436 1101613432
OCLC Number: 858942086
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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