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

London, 1913. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker, capturing the attention of both jewelers and thieves. In transit to London from Paris, the necklace vanishes without a trace. Joseph Grizzard, 'the King of Fences,' is the leader of a vast gang of thieves in London's East End. Having risen from the deadly streets to become a wealthy family man, Grizzard still cannot resist the sport of crime, and the pearl necklace proves an irresistible challenge. Inspector Alfred Ward has joined the brand-new division of the Metropolitan Police known as 'detectives.' Having caught some of the great murderers of Victorian London, Ward is now charged with finding the missing pearls and the thief who stole them. In the spirit of The Great Train Robbery, this is the true story of a psychological cat-and-mouse game. Thoroughly researched and compellingly colorful, The Great Pearl Heist is a gripping narrative account of this little-known, yet extraordinary crime.

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  • "London, 1913. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker, capturing the attention of both jewelers and thieves. In transit to London from Paris, the necklace vanishes without a trace. Joseph Grizzard, 'the King of Fences,' is the leader of a vast gang of thieves in London's East End. Having risen from the deadly streets to become a wealthy family man, Grizzard still cannot resist the sport of crime, and the pearl necklace proves an irresistible challenge. Inspector Alfred Ward has joined the brand-new division of the Metropolitan Police known as 'detectives.' Having caught some of the great murderers of Victorian London, Ward is now charged with finding the missing pearls and the thief who stole them. In the spirit of The Great Train Robbery, this is the true story of a psychological cat-and-mouse game. Thoroughly researched and compellingly colorful, The Great Pearl Heist is a gripping narrative account of this little-known, yet extraordinary crime."@en
  • "Molly Caldwell Crosby once again brings forgotten history to vivid life in an absorbing account of crime and deduction in the early days of the twentieth century. 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. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker. Word of the "Mona Lisa of Pearls" spreads around the world, captivating jewelers as well as thieves. In transit to London from Paris, the necklace vanishes without a trace."
  • "In the summer of 1913, 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 vanished without a trace."
  • "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."@en
  • "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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  • "The great pearl heist London's greatest thief and Scotland Yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace"@en
  • "The Great Pearl Heist. ; London's Greatest Thief and Scotlan Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace"
  • "The great pearl heist : London's greatest jewel thief and Scotland Yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace"
  • "The great pearl heist london's greatest thief and scotland yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace"@en
  • "Great Pearl Heist : London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace"@en