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The Curse of Brink's-Mat

The Curse of Brink's-Mat

‘It wasn’t only Britain’s biggest heist, it became the bloodiest’ Mail on Sunday

The inside story of the 20th century’s most lucrative armed robbery.


On 26 November 1983 six armed robbers escaped with £28 million worth of gold bullion from a Brink’s-Mat warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Curse of Brink’s-Mat reveals the pulse-racing full story of the crime itself before moving to its chilling aftermath, which still reverberates to this day. The heist made the careers of many of the underworld’s biggest names, and changed the face of British crime forever but in the years that followed the robbery, many of those involved, innocent and guilty alike have been sent to an early grave. Two decades on, the death toll is still rising.

Nobody knows more about that extraordinary morning’s events than Wensley Clarkson. Nobody is better placed to track the vicious, violent and unexpected waves that followed in its wake or bring to life its cast of larger-than-life characters. From small-time crime in south-east London, to ‘the heist of the century’ and its bloody consequences, Wensley Clarkson’s The Curse of Brink’s-Mat is an epic tale of villainy, gold and revenge.

Genre: Biography & True Stories

On Sale: 29th March 2012

Price: £4.99

ISBN-13: 9781849166508

Reviews

'This is at once a very readable and extremely chilling account of a new generation of gangsters ... Real life, worse than any novel' Books Monthly.
Books Monthly
'True crime doesn't get any better, or indeed truer than this' Crime Time.
Crime Time
'a remarkable story which Clarkson tells in a lively, journalistic way' Martin Edward.
Martin Edward