Travel: Pickpocket Season

"They are beautifully dressed, usually in dark mohair business suits. Fine, light weight raincoats are a trademark. Their passports always show them as professionals, and they look it. They stay at grade A hotels, always together. They always shop in Oxford Street and visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. But they're more interested in sporting events. They keep to the same circuit every year — the Grand Prix of Monaco, Epsom for the Derby, Le Mans, Ascot. ..."

They sound like a team of Temple Fielding's travel scouts, but Detective Inspector John Candlish of Scotland Yard is actually describing...

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