The definitive account of the old-school robbery that gripped Britain and the hunt for the gangsters behind it.
The Hatton Garden Heist captured the public's imagination more than another other crime since The Great Train Robbery.
It was supposed to make a fortune for a team of old time professional criminals. Their last hurrah. A final lucrative job that would send the old codgers off on happy retirements to the badlands of Spain and beyond. It seemed to be the stuff of legends. Tens of millions of pounds worth of valuables grabbed from secretive safety deposit boxes in a vault beneath one of the most famous gold and jewellery districts in the world.
But where did it all go wrong for this band of old time villains? And why did the gang's bid to pull off the world's biggest burglary turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse featuring the police and London's most dangerous crime lords?
Nobody is better placed to reveal the full story of the Hatton Garden Raid than Britain's best-connected true crime writer Wensley Clarkson. Through his unique contacts inside the London underworld, he's persuaded those who really know the truth to reveal the chilling details behind Britain's biggest ever burglary.
About the Author
Wensley Clarkson has written numerous true crime books, including biographies of Brink's-Mat defendant Kenneth Noye, ex-Great Train Robber Charlie Wilson, and legendary south London criminal Jimmy Moody. The Noye book was one of the ten bestselling true crime titles of the 1990s, and in total Wensley has sold over one million books worldwide.