The Last Good Heist Book

The Last Good Heist

  • Author : Wayne Worcester
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493023301

The Last Good Heist Excerpt :

On Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight. It's one thing for authorities to admit they didn't find a trace of goods worth from $3 million to $4 million, and entirely another when what was at stake was more accurately valued at about $30 million, the equivalent of $120 million today. It was the biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast. Nobody came close, not the infamous James "Whitey" Bulger, not John "The Dapper Don" Gotti, not even the Brinks or Wells Fargo robbers. The heist was bold enough and big enough to rock the underworld to its core, and it left La Cosa Nostra in the region awash in turmoil that still reverberates nearly 38 years later. "The Last Good Heist" is the inside story of the robbery and its aftermath.

Last Good Heist Book

Last Good Heist

  • Author : Tim White (Television journalist)
  • Publisher : Globe Pequot Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: HISTORY
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 1493009591

Last Good Heist Excerpt :

A compelling and entertaining look at organized crime in Rhode Island in the 1970s.

The Last Job   The Bad Grandpas  and the Hatton Garden Heist Book

The Last Job The Bad Grandpas and the Hatton Garden Heist

  • Author : Dan Bilefsky
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393609523

The Last Job The Bad Grandpas and the Hatton Garden Heist Excerpt :

The definitive account of one of the most brazen jewel heists in history. Over Easter weekend 2015, a motley crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn’t resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in the heart of London’s medieval diamond district. “The Firm” included Brian Reader, ringleader and legend in his own mind; Terry Perkins, a tough-as-nails career criminal but also a frail diabetic; Danny Jones, a fitness freak, crime enthusiast, and fabulist; Carl Wood, an extra pair of hands, and definitely more brawn than brains; John “Kenny” Collins, getaway driver, prone to falling asleep on the job; and the mysterious Basil, a red-wigged associate who has only now been identified. Perhaps not the smoothest of criminals—one took a public bus to the scene of the crime; another read Forensics for Dummies in hopes he would learn how to avoid getting caught—they planned the job over fish and chips at their favorite pubs. They were cantankerous and coarse, dubbed the “Bad Grandpas” by British tabloids, and were often as likely to complain about one another as the current state of the country. Still, these analog thieves in a digital age managed to disable a high-security alarm system and drill through twenty inches of reinforced concrete, walking away with a stunning haul of at least $19 million in jewels, gold, diamonds, family heirlooms, and cash. Veteran reporter and former London correspondent for the New York Times Dan Bilefsky draws on unrivaled access to the leading officers on the case at the Flying Squad, the legendary Scotland Yard unit that hunted the gang, as well as notorious criminals from London’s shadowy underworld, to offer a gripping account of how these unassuming criminal masterminds nearly pulled off one of the great heists of the century.

The Lufthansa Heist Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Lufthansa Heist

  • Author : Henry Hill
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493018963

The Lufthansa Heist Excerpt :

The inside story—from the organizer himself--of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history. This full account brings readers behind the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, a crime that has baffled law enforcement for decades. From Henry Hill himself, The Lufthansa Heist is the last book he worked on before his 2012 death. On December 11, 1978, a daring armed robbery rocked Kennedy Airport, resulting in the largest unrecovered cash haul in world history, totaling six million dollars. The perpetrators were never apprehended and thirteen people connected to the crime were murdered in homicides that, like the crime itself, remain unsolved to this day. The burglary has fascinated the public for years, dominating headlines around the globe due to the story’s unending ravel of mysteries that baffled the authorities.One of the organizers of the sensational burglary, Henry Hill, who passed away in 2012, in collaboration with Daniel Simone, has penned an unprecedented “tell-all” about the robbery with never-before-unveiled details, particulars only known to an insider. In 2013, this infamous criminal act again flared up in the national news when five reputed gangsters were charged in connection to the robbery. This latest twist lends the project an extraordinary sense of timing, and the legal proceedings of the newly arrested suspects will unfold over the next year, continuing to keep the Lufthansa topic in the news.



  • Author : Pete Stegemeyer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781951511067

HEIST Excerpt :

Unlock the cultural obsession with high-stakes robberies in Heist, a collection of the world’s greatest real-life break-ins. From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s famous art heist to the disappearance of the Marie Antoinette watch, these 100% true stories will have you on the edge of your seat—and double checking the locks on your doors! Have you ever watched a movie like Ocean’s Eleven and thought: “There’s no way that could ever actually happen, right?” Wrong. In the US alone, there have been dozens, if not hundreds, of heists, from bank break-ins to museum plunders. In this premium compendium, we’ll walk through the most impressive ones, diving into the details behind each case, the detectives that led the investigations, how the events unfolded, and what mysteries remain. The hardcover book will explore the top 50 incidents, including: 1. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist: In March of 1990, two men dressed up as police officers and sweet-talked their way past security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. After tying up the real guards, these men dismantled and packed up 13 works of art, loaded them onto a truck, and drove off into the night, making the 81- minute breach one of the most expensive in modern history. Today, it remains the single largest property theft in the world. 2. The Great Train Robbery: Not all heists happen in buildings. In fact, one of the most popular ones was the 1963 train robbery in which nearly 2.6 million pounds was lifted from a Royal Mail train headed to London. Using intel provided by a man on the inside dubbed The Ulsterman, the group rigged the railways traffic light system to bring the train to an extended stop, during which time, they funneled the money from one of the carriages into a waiting truck by way of a human chain. 3. The French Bank Vault Tunnelers: On the morning of July 19, 1976, workers from a safe manufacturing company were called to the Société Générale bank to fi

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told Book

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told

  • Author : Tom McCarthy
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493039999

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told Excerpt :

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told is a captivating collection of true stories celebrating the best heists ever pulled off—many still unsolved. It allows readers to appreciate the efforts that go into a truly magnificent heist. It is a celebration of stunning, well-planned, and audacious capers that left police and armies of investigators scratching their heads and looking for answers.

The Great Diamond Heist   The Incredible True Story of the Hatton Garden Diamond Geezers Book

The Great Diamond Heist The Incredible True Story of the Hatton Garden Diamond Geezers

  • Author : Gordon Bowers
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-23
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786060785

The Great Diamond Heist The Incredible True Story of the Hatton Garden Diamond Geezers Excerpt :

Over the Easter weekend in 2015, an audacious gang of criminals robbed a safe depository in London's Hatton Garden, the centre of the UK's diamond trade. Shortly before, electrical cables under nearby Kingsway had caught on fire, disrupting the emergency services in the area. Coincidence? Alarms at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd went off, but the police ignored them. The burglars were caught on CCTV taking jewellery worth up to $200 million. They had used specialist equipment, taking days to tunnel through the walls of the vault. Within a month nine suspects had been arrested and valuables seized from their homes. They were aged between forty-three and seventy-six, including a father and son. The question was, were they the same gang that had made a similar daring raid in Hatton Garden safe netting £1.5 million over the Christmas holiday in 2004. The culprits then were never caught. In 1986, a similar heist had taken place in Los Angeles where a gang drilled a 100- foot tunnel from a storm drain into the vaults of the First Interstate Bank in West Hollywood. It inspired the novel The Black Echo. Author Michael Connelly believes his book might have inspired the Hatton Garden heists, and has a grudging respect for the criminals. "There is no violence and they sweated for the money. And there is a certain class envy," he said. "We don’t feel too sorry for people who keep fortunes hidden away in safety deposit boxes. Part of us hopes the gang members are now lying on a beach somewhere." However, what the Hatton Garden heist so victimless? There have been suggestions that the safety deposit raid was linked to the murder of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer – a suspect in the 1983 Brink's-Mat bullion robbery who was gunned down in Essex in July. The question remains: was Palmer killed for tipping off police about possible suspects?

The Big Heist Book

The Big Heist

  • Author : Anthony M. DeStefano
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786040834

The Big Heist Excerpt :

“A comprehensive account of the legendary 1978 heist . . . impressive.” —Kirkus Reviews The crime that inspired the movie Goodfellas. The rest of the story that couldn’t be told—until now. One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of mafia legend—and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial of eighty-year-old mafioso Vincent Asaro, who for the first time speaks out on his role in the fateful Lufthansa heist. This blistering you-are-there account takes you behind the headlines and inside the ranks of America’s infamous Mafia families—with never-before-told stories, late-breaking news, and bombshell revelations. Praise for Anthony D. DeStefano’s TOP HOODLUM: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Underworld “An engrossing chronicle of the life of notorious Mafia boss . . . DeStefano’s canny insight into the don’s mind and motivations set this biography apart from others on Frank Costello.” —Publishers Weekly “DeStefano tells Costello's story well.” —Kirkus Reviews

One Last Job Book

One Last Job

  • Author : Tom Pettifor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1910335452

One Last Job Excerpt :

TRUE STORIES. The extraordinary life of Brian Reader, Britain's most prolific thief, from the Kray era to Brink's-Mat and the Hatton Garden Heist. Branded The Master - and a Gentleman Thief - Brian is a true character from the old school of British crime. With exclusive access to those closest to him, this book follows his jailing earlier this year.

Midnight Heist Book

Midnight Heist

  • Author : Katherine McIntyre
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 192235953X

Midnight Heist Excerpt :

Grif's always followed the one rule in the high stakes business of heists: never fall for your mark. At least until he meets Danilo Torres...

A Highland Heist Book

A Highland Heist

  • Author : Cali MacKay
  • Publisher : Cali MacKay
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781940041001

A Highland Heist Excerpt :

Feisty and fiery security expert, Maggie Brennan, is ecstatic when she lands the job to design the security system for the Highlander’s Hope. At the top of her field, she usually prefers to work alone, but when the owner of the priceless jewels insists she work with his computer security expert, Conall Stewart, she doesn’t mind it as much as she thought she would. Not when Conall is damn smart and smoking hot, despite his gruff and grumpy exterior. Maggie loves a challenge, and she’s sure Conall could be a whole lot of fun if he just loosened up a little. The last thing Conall wants is to deal with Maggie, especially when she pushes all his buttons with her perky and highly caffeinated demeanor. All he wants is to be left alone, yet the woman is distractingly gorgeous, brilliant and funny. Before he even has a chance to shore up his defenses, she’s managed to weasel her way into his heart, despite him having sworn off any type of relationship. Yet outside forces are playing dirty, and there’s suddenly more on the line than the Highlander’s Hope and a love they never thought they’d find.

Bonded Vault Book

Bonded Vault

  • Author : David Aiello
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Organized crime
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1547243538

Bonded Vault Excerpt :

The Bonded Vault robbery is based on the true story of the brazen robbery of a secret mob vault. The underworld hid millions of dollars in gold, silver, precious gems, and vast amounts of undeclared cash at this location. The graphic story line gives the reader the insight and motivations and thought process of the criminals and those in law enforcement investigating the crime.The Bonded Vault robbery has become a legend in the annals of mob lore as one of the most bizarre and profitable heists of its time.

Loot Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Jude Watson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545633956

Loot Excerpt :

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not hard time, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . . Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world's youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It's the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "LOOT is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist co

The Great Train Robbery Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

The Great Train Robbery

  • Author : Michael Crichton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816443

The Great Train Robbery Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…

Heist Society Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

Heist Society

  • Author : Ally Carter
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423139386

Heist Society Excerpt :

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.