Twenty-Five Years of Detective Life

Twenty-Five Years of Detective Life

by Jerome Caminada


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108054775
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A beginner in uniform; 3. Little Alf; 4. How I trapped four card-sharpers; 5. Quackery exposed; 6. Oh what a surprise!; 7. A female begging impostor's boast; 8. My baptism of base coiners; 9. Next-of-kin frauds; 10. A swindler walking into the trap; 11. How thieves are made; 12. 'Diamond Sam' and his confederates; 13. How I punished a wife-beater; 14. Registry office swindles; 15. A 'ghost' in a piano case; 16. A fight with a burglar; 17. Racecourse thieves; 18. Street bullies; 19. Street cadgers; 20. The reverend quack; 21. Bogus railway bonds; 22. American bank thieves in England; 23. The Jew, the barrister and the solicitor's clerk; 24. The country bumpkin and his £200; 25. Lottery frauds on horse races; 26. Selling state secrets; 27. Picture pirates; 28. Bank note forgers; 29. Bogus charitable institutions; 30. The confidence trick; 31. Ringing the changes; 32. An armed burglar; 33. Bogus securities; 34. Diamond cut diamond; 35. How I tracked two incendiaries; 36. A scene in court; 37. Emigration extraordinary; 38. Medical conspiracy; 39. Insurance frauds; 40. Manchester anarchists at work; 41. An eloquent plea for short sentences; 42. Life insurance frauds; 43. Long firm frauds; 44. The arrest of Mr William O'Brien, M.P., in Manchester; 45. First offenders' act; 46. Flogging; 47. Ticket-of-leave question; 48. A sham heiress; 49. A queer customer; 50. 'Flying Gibb'; 51. Frauds on unemployed girls; 52. A bad case of arson; 53. Trafficking in pension papers; 54. A clever forger; 55. 'Smashers', or base coin 'pitchers' or tenderers; 56. Gambling hells; 57. Prosecution of the Ellesmere and Prince of Wales clubs.

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