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Best Heist Books You Must Read

Our list of some of the best Heist books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story of The Biggest Single Payday in the Criminal History of the Northeast (2016)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadOn Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight. It's one thing for authorities to admit they didn't find a trace of goods worth from $3 million to $4 million,…
Author(s): Wayne Worcester , Randall Richard , et al.

2. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft (2010)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadShortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as $500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation’s most extraordinary unsolved mysteries.After the death of famed art detective Harold Smith, reporter Ulrich Boser decided to take up the case. Exploring Smith’s…
Author(s): Ulrich Boser

3. The Heist (Gabriel Allon) (2018)

 Best Heist Books You Must Read“Silva is a true genius.”—BOB WOODWARD, POLITICOL egendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and he’s being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one. . . . The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret: he had been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them…
Author(s): Daniel Silva

4. Heist Society (A Heist Society Novel) (2011)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadFor as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving.  When Kat tries to leave “the life” for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold.  Why? A mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and Kat’s father is the only suspect.  Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.The only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back.  Kat’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the…
Author(s): Ally Carter

5. The Hawaiian Heist (Geronimo Stilton #72) (72) (2019)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadThe most famouse goldsmith in Hawaii created a necklace for a famous actress, but someone wants to steal it! Can Geronimo figure out who the thief is before they run away with the jewels?…
Author(s): Geronimo Stilton

6. Gryphon Heist (2019)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadTalia Inger is a rookie CIA case officer assigned not to the Moscow desk as she had hoped but to the forgotten backwaters of Eastern Europe–a department only known as "Other." When she is tasked with helping a young, charming Moldovan executive secure his designs for a revolutionary defense technology, she figures she’ll be back in DC within a few days. But that’s before she knows where the designs are stored–and who’s after them. With her shady civilian partner, Adam Tyler, Talia takes a deep dive into a world where only criminal minds and unlikely strategies will keep the Gryphon, a high-altitude data vault,…
Author(s): Hannibal

7. Quinn Goes West: (Liam Quinn Mystery #3) (Liam Quinn Mysteries) (2013)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadSomeone wants Liam Quinn dead, but he's not sure if it's the aging TV actor, the aging mobster, or one of a bevy of local gals who have him in their sights. The desert's a tough place, and Arizona is a long way from his beloved Philadelphia. The Nora situation is more convoluted than ever, a hippie with a mean streak has a gun to his head, two goons are digging his grave and the last time he stepped in the ring, some guy knocked him out without even touching him. Still, Quinn would tell you it beats dealing with his love life and family back in Philly, at least marginally. And that's what happens — well, that…
Author(s): LH Thomson

8. The Heist: A Novel (Fox and O’Hare) (2014)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadFBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.                Audacious,…
Author(s): Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg

9. Perfect Scoundrels (A Heist Society Novel) (2014)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadKatarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly…
Author(s): Ally Carter

10. The Helicopter Heist: A Novel Based on True Events (2019)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadSami has a new child to provide for, so after years of petty crime, he’s training as a chef. But when a business deal suddenly goes sideways, Sami is left wondering how he’ll ever provide for his newborn daughter.Michel and his family fled a bloody civil war in Lebanon, and he grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm surrounded by poverty and criminals. He’s trying to turn over a new leaf, but the past just won’t let him go.Niklas has traveled the world and made an effort to become the sort of person people talked about. He followed through on his vision…and no good has come of it.Zoran is a businessman who knows everyone and seals a…
Author(s): Jonas Bonnier, Alice Menzies

11. Uncommon Criminals (A Heist Society Novel) (2012)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadKatarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long-and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third…
Author(s): Ally Carter

12. Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft (2015)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadThe inspiration behind the major motion picture Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis! The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history.One night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million―literally more than one ton of cash. Despite being caught on camera wheeling the money from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes off to Mexico before the FBI can blink.There’s just one hitch: Ghantt has entrusted the money to an oddball crew of…
Author(s): Jeff Diamant

13. The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter) (Volume 3) (2016)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadFrom New York Times bestselling author Angie FoxJust because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank…until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that’s no way to start a career.Glad to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it’s up to her to solve the case.She teams up with her…
Author(s): Angie Fox

14. Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers (2012)

 Best Heist Books You Must ReadHundreds of companies have slashed pensions and health coverage for millions of retirees, claiming that a “perfect storm” of stock market losses, aging workers, and spiraling costs have forced them to take drastic measures.But this so-called retirement crisis is no accident. Ellen E. Schultz, an award-winning investigative reporter formerly of The Wall Street Journal, reveals how large employers and the retirement industry have all played a huge and hidden role in the death spiral of American pensions and benefits.A little over a decade ago, pension plans were fat. But companies used slick…
Author(s): Ellen E. Schultz

Best Heist Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some heist books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist: The A-List Kingpin and the Poker Ring that Brought Down Tinseltown

Author(s): Houston Curtis; Dylan Howard
ID: 2491638, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist

Author(s): Anthony M. Amore
ID: 2815187, Publisher: Pegazus Crime, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

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

Author(s): Dan Bilefsky
ID: 2387675, Publisher: W. W. Norton Company, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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