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The Curse of Brinks-Mat: 25 Years of Murder & Mayhem: The Inside Story of the 20th Century’s Most Lucrative Armed Robbery

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The definitive story of Britain’s most legendary crime and its legacy from one of the world’s top true crime authors

The Brink’s-Mat raid was the robbery of the century, the stuff of legends in the criminal underworld. On November 26, 1983, a group of robbers burst into the Brink’s-Mat warehouse near Heathrow Airport, expecting to find a decent-sized haul of cash – but inst
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 13th 2012 by Quercus (first published March 29th 2012)
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Ray Hall
Jan 11, 2015 Ray Hall rated it liked it
I enjoyed Wensley Clarksons tale of the murder and mayhem in the book of the Brinks Mat robbery and its aftermath.The amount of money involved caused deception and corruption at the highest level.The curse in the title refers to the people killed over money and double dealing.As they say"money is the root of all evil"
Robin
Sep 19, 2012 Robin rated it liked it
Incredible story of how the 1983 gold and cash robbery worth 28m from a security depot has reverberated bloodily down the years, as police and criminals have tried to locate the dosh. The book is full of violent characters and vicious killings, and it's all a long way from television cop shows. Author Wensley Clarkson must have had his work cut out locating and getting 'faces' from the shady side of life to talk to him, but he pieces together a lurid story. By the nature of this kind of investig ...more
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Aug 26, 2014 Clive Leworthy rated it it was amazing
Great read!
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Jan 30, 2016 Mary Mattis rated it really liked it
it was ..indeed... murder and mayhem.........and the aftermath curses are still happening today......................loved it.....
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Nov 09, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
An ok read. If you like the Essex boys stories and gangster reads this is really worth a read.
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Nov 14, 2012 Jake rated it liked it
Enjoyable book of facts revolving around the Brinks-Mat robbery, before and after the event!
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