THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO
About the book
Essential reading for lovers of Victorian true-crime stories. The book takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through Britain, France and Monaco in the company of one of the greatest swindlers of the era as he pulls off one breath-taking coup after another. His amazing win at Monte Carlo is just one of many highlights in this true story, which reaches a climax when Wells is pursued across Europe in one of the biggest man-hunts of all time.
FACTFILE: Charles Deville Wells aka ‘Monte Carlo Wells’ aka ‘The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo’
Blog: The Man Who Broke The Bank
- The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo June 10, 2016
At last! The Blog is back in operation. Or to be more precise, it’s the writer who is back in operation after a very busy few months!
A tight deadline to hand over my new book, The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, means that I have been unable to keep the blog updated for a regrettably long time. Finally, though, I completed the last corrections earlier this week and placed everything in the capable hands of my publisher, The History Press . The book is now scheduled for release in August, and as soon as I have the precise date I will post it here.
- Research trip to France January 2, 2015
Spent several days in France last September researching my biography of Charles Wells, (The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo). We took in several cities, including Marseille, where Charles Wells lived for some years before becoming famous for his Monte Carlo exploits. He lived with his parents at the house pictured here. More from the photo album in future posts!