ELIZABETH, PETER & ME. The Story of a Gems Heist, Grave Robbing and Bingo! by Mark Baxter.
- 15 x 5 star reviews on Amazon
- Signed by the author Mark Baxter
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- Published by MONO MEDIA
- Pages 295
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Elizabeth, Peter and Me is a brilliant, lively, funny and witty tale, borne from the environment that hosts the caper. The storyline concerns the movements of a south London jewel thief named Vinnie -who in his dotage - decides to revisit his rather dubious past and a sparkle that enchanted him 50 years previous.....But I'll end here... it's not for me to spoil the fun for you. Nonetheless, there are many twists and turns along the way, all leading to an extraordinary finale, it would be criminal for me to break the code on this one. You must go there yourself - Amazon review
An excellent London book written by a "proper" London author, Mark Baxter has written this in the way that real
London people speak, not "Cor blimey guvnor" in every sentence like others less understanding often have.
Although the lead character Vinny is an old villain he also has a softer side which Mark captures really well as he does with his other characters in the book, they're described so well you can visualise them all.
The story takes many twists and turns, none predictable and keeps you gripped throughout, an excellent and easy read but difficult to put down, the sign of a great book - Amazon review
SIGNED BY MARK BAXTER & CAN BE DEDICATED
'Hello, my name's Vinny, Vinny Hawkins. I'm an old man now, in my seventies and live in sheltered housing, but when I was twenty-one in 1962, I was out and about, ducking and diving. One day I was dodging about in Soho back then and bumped into an Italian hotel porter mate of mine who told me about this world famous actress who was well known for being, shall we say, casual with her jewellery. Always leaving it all over the place she was. Anyway, up a drainpipe I go and I managed to get my hands on some of those gems. This was the best result I'd ever had. These beauties were worth a fortune and would be my pension. Only, things then went all wobbly on me. All going well and then bosh! My 'fence' has a death in the family with his old mum passing over and my gems seemingly going with her... I got my collar felt for a previous job that earned me a ten stretch and me and that jewellery parted company. When I left prison, I went straight, then retired and moved in here. But, fifty years later, those gems suddenly became important to me and I need to get my hands on them again. To do it, to get them back will involve grave robbing and cracking a safe, but you know what? I think I can do it... The question is, do you?' Elizabeth, Peter and Me...
Paperback ISBN - 9 780955 - 557316