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Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard’s First Detectives 1829-1878
Works of: Non-fiction
Drawing extensively on contemporary reports and descriptions in police records, newspapers, journals and Charles Dickens celebrated detective police portraits Joan Lock paints a vivid picture of the almost overwhelming difficulties and considerable triumphs of these first detectives who had to pursue their culprits against a background of severe Press criticism, intense public interest and frequent antagonism from magistrates who felt their power as police chiefs fading fast.
Well illustrated with pictures of police from Commissioner Richard Mayne,, the quaintly top-hated members of the force, the detectives, their quarry, murderers and the scenes of their crimes.
Other books by Joan Lock
The British Policewoman: Her Story 2nd Edition
Tales from Bow Street
Death in Perspective
SCOTLAND YARD CASEBOOK: The Making of the CID 1865-1935
Seis Rosas Blancas
Marlborough Street; The Story of a London Court
Famous Trials, Famous Prisons and Protecting Yourself Against Criminals
The British Policewoman: Her Story
Scotland Yard’s First Cases
The Princess Alice Disaster
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