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

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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.
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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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subject_facetBurglary investigation -- England -- London -- Case studies
Jewelry theft -- England -- London -- Case studies
Receiving stolen goods -- England -- London -- Case studies
Robbery investigation -- England -- London -- Case studies
title_displayThe great pearl heist : London's greatest thief and Scotland Yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace
title_fullThe Great Pearl Heist London's Greatest 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 / Molly Caldwell Crosby
title_shortThe great pearl heist
title_subLondon's greatest thief and Scotland Yard's hunt for the world's most valuable necklace
topic_facetBurglary investigation
History
Jewelry theft
Nonfiction
Receiving stolen goods
Robbery investigation
True Crime