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Geometry of Safecracking By Jeremy Reeder
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Jeremy Reeder explains the mechanics of modern combination locks and reveals the math behind the magic of professional safecracking. He demonstrates how, with the right tools and a specialized... More > application of geometry, safes can usually be opened with no more than one little hole.< Less
When Thief Meets Thief TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. One of the rarest of Keelers, due to a firebombing of the book warehouse by the Luftwaffe in 1942, this novel about a safecracking dentist was written in 1934.
I Stole $16,000,000 TPB By Herbert Emerson Wilson
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Trade paperback. Herbert Emerson Wilson was one of the world's greatest yeggs (safecrackers) and in 1956 he decided to bare all in this detailed autobiography. Learn a valuable trade (safecracking)... More > while enjoying this book.< Less
The Mystery of the Fiddling Cracksman TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. Keeler wrote this juggernaut of odd plotting in 1933 and it's considered one of his nuttiest. Why does a yegg (safe-cracker) break into houses and play his fiddle?
Try Harder By Peter Sankey
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Buff was an incredible safe-cracker. He could tease open the strongest vault without trying. After a couple years in prison, though, he was determined to live the rest of his life on the right side... More > of the law. Unfortunately, his former employers had other plans for him. Now, forced into pulling one last job, he must try harder than ever... if he hopes to survive the most dangerous heist of his career.< Less
The Efficiency Expert By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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What makes this charming little tale so unusual is the main character's best friends: a pickpocket studying to be a safe-cracker and a gorgeous little prostitute with a heart of gold. The Efficiency... More > Expert was written in 1919 and is, in many respects, a slightly embellished autobiography of Ed Burroughs' own difficulties in keeping a job during his youth and at look at the various occupations he held before becoming a world-famous fiction author.< Less
The Efficiency Expert By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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What makes this charming little tale so unusual is the main character's best friends: a pickpocket studying to be a safe-cracker and a gorgeous little prostitute with a heart of gold. The Efficiency... More > Expert was written in 1919 and is, in many respects, a slightly embellished autobiography of Ed Burroughs' own difficulties in keeping a job during his youth and at look at the various occupations he held before becoming a world-famous fiction author.< Less
When the Chinaman Spoke By Paul Briscoe
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The compelling true story of a an accomplished safe cracker, jewel thief, escape artist and the man who FIRST broke into the Watergate. He even spent 3 months on Death Row in Washington DC. He was... More > also briefly involved with the theft of the 'Star of India' in 1965. He was convicted in 1965 and sentenced to 14 years for safecracking. He eventually overturned this conviction in 1968. He then turned his hand to forgery, netting large amounts of money. He slipped into drug addiction and his personal battle against this, makes harrowing reading. In 1970 he was co-erced into working undercover with the DEA for 6 months before he fled the US with a Mafia price on his head. He then used this chance of a clean break in a new country to eventually, become a successful businessman, college lecturer, elected councillor and a respected pillar of the local community. But no one knew of his past until now with the release of this book. Riveting reading, full of humour, pathos and historical significance.< Less
When the Chinaman Spoke By Paul Briscoe
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The compelling true story of a an accomplished safe cracker, jewel thief, escape artist and the man who FIRST broke into the Watergate. He even spent 3 months on Death Row in Washington DC. He was... More > also briefly involved with the theft of the 'Star of India' in 1965. He was convicted in 1965 and sentenced to 14 years for safecracking. He eventually overturned this conviction in 1968. He then turned his hand to forgery, netting large amounts of money. He slipped into drug addiction and his personal battle against this, makes harrowing reading. In 1970 he was co-erced into working undercover with the DEA for 6 months before he fled the US with a Mafia price on his head. He then used this chance of a clean break in a new country to eventually, become a successful businessman, college lecturer, elected councillor and a respected pillar of the local community. But no one knew of his past until now with the release of this book. Riveting reading, full of humour, pathos and historical significance.< Less
Inside Trevor's Shorts: A Mixed Collection of Short Stories By Trev Haymer
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Trev's collection is a variety of 13 short stories. RESIDENT-- A vengeful bird sides with the woman of the house. ONE MORE DIGIT--A pensioner tackles an intruder with surprising... More > results. THREE-LEGGED ISLAND--A touching tale of a young boy's personal loss. THE LAST NAIL--In a seaside town, the author balances humour with depression. A CLOSE SHAVE FOR GEORGE'S BABY--Everyone's dream of a life-changing discovery. A LIFE IN A SHOEBOX--A failed poet's last chance for fame has disastrous consequences. THE MOON HAS TWO FACES--A cocky English murderess investigated in a Spanish village. A KIND OF UTOPIA--Set on a distant planet. THE PHILISTINE--A tale of sweet revenge. WHAT'S GROWING IN BLUEBELL WOODS--A detective's strange case. WAITING FOR HIS 'FRIEND'.--A former safe-cracker is tempted by a stranger. LITTLE BOW--A young boy's coming-of-age. SON OF SANDDANCERS--A youngster takes his Granddad on a last trip to see his hero.< Less