The first book to tell the remarkable true story of Charles Deville Wells, the fraudster and gambler who broke the bank at Monte Carlo Charles Deville Wells has two loves in his life: a beautiful French mistress, Jeannette, and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing them both, Wells stakes everything he owns at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo's world-famous Casino and in the space of a few days he breaks the bank, not once but ten times, winning the equivalent of -ú45 million. Is he phenomenally lucky? Has he really invented an 'infallible' gambling system, as he claims? Or is he just an exceptionally clever fraudster? Based on painstaking research on both sides of the Channel and beyond, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo an individual who went on to become Europe's most wanted criminal, hunted by British and French police, and known in the press as 'Monte Carlo Wells the man with 36 aliases'. AUTHOR: Robin Quinn is a radio presenter, writer and producer, having worked predominantly with BBC Radio 2. He has written the forthcoming 'Hitler's Last Army' (THP, 2014) and contributes regularly to Family History Monthly.
Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
The History Press
Charles Deville Wells, Gambler and Fraudster Extraordinaire
Crime & Thrillers