Description : IN 1981, Detective Inspector Satchwell was the officer in charge of the case against Train Robber Tom Wisbey and twenty others. The case involved massive thefts from mail trains – similar to the Great Train Robbery of 1963 where £2.6 million was taken and only £400,000 ever recovered. Thirty years later their paths crossed again and an unlikely partnership was formed, with the aim of revealing the truth about the Great Train Robbery. This book reassesses the known facts about one of the most infamous crimes in modern history from the uniquely qualified insight of an experienced railway detective, presenting new theories alongside compelling evidence and correcting the widely accepted lies and half-truths surrounding this story.
Description : In May 1855, the citizens of Victorian Great Britain were shocked to read in their morning edition of The Times that 12,000 pounds worth of gold bars and other valuables had been stolen from a train travelling between London and Paris--without explosives or violence! Who did it and how was a great mystery which was finally solved.
Description : 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…
Description : The story of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 according to the latest research and how it adversely affected the lives of all thos involved.
Description : Daring, ingenuity, prison, escapes, on the run, kidnap, drugs, murder, suicide and revenge - these are all facets contained in this visual documentary of great train robberies portrayed by the media from 1963 to the present. The book tells many stories within this story, providing an insight and study into one of our most enduring contemporary legends and illustrates the mythology that has grown up via the media. Here the robbery is used as a point of reference in time, a device used to illustrate the machinations of the media then and now, and its social and cultural impact.
Description : A former Scotland Yard superintendent and a veteran Fleet Street crime reporter give an account of the daring 1963 robbery of $7 million from a Royal Mail train on its way from Glasgow to London.
Description : Featuring El Nombre and the characters from the popular BBC Education series Numbertime, this adventure story has the rascally Don Fandango in pursuit of Mama's world-famous extra hot chilli with rice.