The Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist

The Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist

The definitive account of one of the most brazen bank robberies in history. Over Easter weekend 2015, four roguish thieves in their sixties and seventies came out of retirement. They planned one last career-topping heist that they hoped would land them in the history books. Perhaps not the smoothest of criminals, they nevertheless walked away with a stunning haul?more than The definitive account of one of the most brazen bank robberies in history. Over Easter weekend 2015, four roguis...

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Title:The Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist
Author:Dan Bilefsky
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0393609510
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist Reviews

  • Helena Echlin
    May 20, 2019
    Loved it! This is a riveting and quintessentially English tale, told with wry touches of humor and a novelist?s gift for bringing characters to life?not just the ?Bad Grandpas? themselves, but also the people who caught them. Turns out the Bad Grandpas, despite being skilled th...
  • David
    May 04, 2019
    An enjoyable and lighthearted book about the crime of the century in England - an analogue crime in the digital age. Several elderly criminals - bad grandpas - break into a safe in the heart of London?s jewelry district. They became folk heroes even though they wiped out many people ...
  • Mark Polino
    May 13, 2019
    This a great story, the narrative just didn?t do it justice. Parts of the book were extremely repetitive and it felt like the story could have been well served from a single point of view, the cops or the robbers, just not both. ...
  • Kriss
    May 06, 2019
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  • Patrick
    Jul 07, 2019
    an editor would have helped as some of the references were redundant and very close together, e.g., a page apart. ...
  • Lynn
    May 14, 2019
    I didn't finish because I couldn't get interested. I sometimes think only Erik Larson should be allowed to write non-fiction! ...
  • Nina
    Feb 28, 2019
    I wanted to like this book, but it was so choppy and hard to follow that I put it down. I will make another effort to read it at a later date. Maybe it will seem more accessible at a later date. I like to give books another chance if I cannot get into them the first time I try to read ...
  • Stephanie
    Aug 18, 2019
    A fun read about a true crime in London in 2015, a nonviolent heist of jewels and gold and cash by aging criminals. A refreshing change from sordid politics and much more entertaining . ...
  • Jessie
    Jul 07, 2019
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  • Richard
    May 17, 2019
    I thought this was an ' okay ' novel about a couple of geezers ( over 65+ ) that orchestrated one of the largest heists in UK history. ...
  • Tim Gillen
    May 07, 2019
    I found the story interesting. I was more intrigued by the reaction in the press, media, and by the public to the these individuals. They were almost held in high regard, despite fleecing common folk. ...
  • Ecpagnew
    Jul 07, 2019
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  • Melissa Cheresnick
    May 20, 2019
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  • Ronnie Cramer
    Sep 09, 2019
    As the author points out: "Once the news broke that a group of cunning pensioners were behind an old-school heist that even defense lawyers deemed worthy of Hollywood, Britons of all ages affectionately embraced the white-haired crew." I really don't see why, as none of the men have an...
  • Travis Menezes
    Sep 10, 2019
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  • Googoogjoob
    Jan 22, 2019
    Disclaimer: Won an ARC of this book in a giveaway. This is an interesting story, intermittently well-told. It may just be because this is an ARC, but the book is very clearly unfinished, with many typos, contradictions (eg, Brian Reader is described at one point as proudly working-c...
  • Chris
    May 04, 2019
    I considered throwing-in-the-towel on "The Last Job", a book about a 2015 jewel robbery pulled off by a gang of geriatrics in England. It was a good idea but it became very predictable. Even worse, it was poorly written. So badly written in fact that after about 70 pages I began to roo...
  • Roxanne
    Jan 22, 2019
    This is a Goodreads win review. This book has an amusing story about five older men who came out of retirement to to pull off a heist for their last job. ...
  • RedheadDeluxe
    Jun 20, 2019
    While the underlying story is somewhat interesting, this is a bloated, repetitive, and poorly written account that would have benefited from rigorous editing. It suffers from irrelevant tangents about other jewel heists, condescending explanations of British culture and slang for an Am...
  • Bill Bride
    Jul 24, 2019
    Good read. I?ve always enjoyed books about bank heists either fiction or true crime as I worked in a couple banks for ten years and robberies fascinate me. Even though this was a safe deposit robbery, it was still fascinating reading about the details behind this, the actual robbery ...
  • Conor
    Jul 28, 2019
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  • MichaelR
    Jun 16, 2019
    An excellent book based on a robbery in London - well-written and captivating story. ...
  • David S.
    May 08, 2019
    I inhaled the "Last Job" - I like true crime stories with larger-than-life characters, that take me into strange worlds. This book is hard to put down. The author got ahold of tape recordings of the "Bad Gradpas" post-heist, so he's able to reconstruct everything going through these ge...
  • Judy  Monchuk
    Jun 20, 2019
    I wanted to like this book so much more. This is a great crime story filled with colourful eccentric characters who turn on each other just like you expect they would, lots of tabloid-tinged history, amazing detail and a writer with New York Times storytelling credentials. But. And t...
  • Laura Scanlan
    Jul 04, 2019
    Very entertaining! ...
  • Mike Krejci
    Jul 21, 2019
    Decent read about several aged men who commit a large jewelry heist in London. Book could have been a little less wordy.... ...
  • James McGlynn
    Jun 23, 2019
    Good story of bank robbers by retirees. ...
  • Jacquelyn White
    Jan 01, 2019
    While the topic itself leads to a great story, Bilefsky captured the story with a steady sense of wonder. He didn?t just regurgitate the facts of a globally known news story that happened just years ago. He wove a story that captures the reader and satisfies the need to know all the ...
  • Justin Smith
    May 06, 2019
    Bilefsky paints a vivid masterpiece of nearly unbelievable true crime with thorough investigative journalism. Using near-Brexit London as his canvas, Bilefsky explores the different shades of "grey" of criminal masterminds and the enduring human drives of greed and satisfaction. Wit...
  • Owen Langbart
    May 07, 2019
    LOVED this book! Engrossing story and very well told. Such a crazy story, it's hard to believe it's real. I had trouble putting it down! ...