With All The Characteristics Of An Exciting Crime Thriller, The Extraordinary True Story Of The Crime Which Inspired Michael Crichton S Novel And Subsequent Film, The Great Train RobberyTaking Readers From The Initial Idea Of The Robbery, Through Its Careful Planning, To The Raid And Its Subsequent Investigation, This Book Explains How A Truly Fascinating Real Life Mystery Was Eventually Solved In May Of , The Citizens Of Victorian Great Britain Were Shocked To Read In Their Morning Edition Of The Times That , Approximately , Worth Of Gold Bars And Other Valuables Had Been Stolen From A Train Traveling Between London And Paris This Carefully Planned Theft Of What Would Be Than Million Approximately Million In Today S Money Was Executed Without Violence And Without Explosives Its Perpetrators Relied On Skill, Teamwork, And Intelligence How Could It Have Happened The Investigation That Followed Was Long, Exhaustive, And Costly, But There Were No Suspects, No Clues, No Arrests, And No Recovery Of The Gold The Robbers, Whoever They Were, Had Managed To Pull Off The Crime Of The Century This Book Exposes A Scandalous Cover Up By The South Eastern Railway Company And Explains How An Act Of Treachery On The Part Of Two Of The Robbers Ultimately Led To A Trial That Gripped The Public And The Press In An Unprecedented Way An unimaginative and dry recounting that appears to be based entirely on contemporary newspaper accounts One almost gets the impression it was a cut and paste operation Maps and schematics would have helped The author s interest in the subject was so lacking he could not even bother to explain what the second or subsequent great train robberies were As far as I know though it is the only nonfiction account of the robbery Do not expect this to be comparable to Piers Paul Read s work.
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- 224 pages
- The First Great Train Robbery
- David C. Hanrahan
- 16 April 2018 David C. Hanrahan