The Victorian Detective

The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss, Keith Skinner
     
 

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Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases with superior observations skills and powers of deduction. From murder to train robberies, we see how early police detectives cleverly tracked down killers and

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Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases with superior observations skills and powers of deduction. From murder to train robberies, we see how early police detectives cleverly tracked down killers and thieves to bring them to justice. We see the birth of the Victorian detective and his methods from "Prince of Detectives" Jonathan Whicher to the establishment of the CID and Special Branch, and the introduction of fingerprinting and earliest days of forensic science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747812838
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/17/2013
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Moss served thirty years in the Metropolitan Police, retiring as Chief Superintendent. He is the author, with Keith Skinner, of The Scotland Yard Files.

Keith Skinner is an historical researcher who has co-authored several successful books, including Jack the Ripper A-Z, The Official Encyclopedia of Scotland Yard and Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell. He is an advisor and historical consultant to the Crime Museum in New Scotland Yard.

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