Crime Fiction > Bank Robbery

    Forever and a Death by Donald E. Westlake

A formerly rich businessman thrown out of Hong Kong when the Chinese took over from the British decides to fix his dire financial problems and take revenge on the Chinese by tunneling under Hong Kong's bank vaults and stealing all their gold, then using a doomsday device to set off a "soliton wave" that will turn the ground to sludge, causing the whole city to collapse.

Year: 2017
Genre: Bank Robbery

    Roses are Red by James Patterson

In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great.

Year: 2000
Genre: Bank RobberyHostage

    The Chase by Clive Cussler

In 1906, the western states of America suffer a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of "The Butcher Bandit," the U.S. government brings in the best man it can find: a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast.

Year: 2007
Genre: 1900sBank RobberySociopath

    The Getaway by Jim Thompson

The classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.

Year: 1958
Genre: Bank Robbery

    The Man with the Getaway Face by Donald E. Westlake as Richard Stark

Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.

Year: 1963
Genre: Bank RobberyOrganized Crime


TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

Forever and a Death Donald E. Westlake Bank Robbery
Roses are Red James Patterson Alex CrossBank RobberyHostage
The Chase Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1900sBank RobberySociopath
The Getaway Jim Thompson Bank Robbery, Bank Robbery
The Man with the Getaway Face Donald E. Westlake ParkerBank RobberyOrganized Crime