SAVAGE OF SCOTLAND YARD The thrilling autobiography of

Author: Savage (Ex-Supt. Percy)
Year: 1934
Publisher: Hutchinson.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G++
Price: 35.00
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Hardback. 1st edn. An Autobiography featuring murderers, spies, burglars, pickpockets and tricksters. The author's police service spanned 34yrs. having joined the Metropolitan Police on January 8, 1900. He retired as Superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Department having witnessed many, many changes during his time. When he joined in 1900, there was not a single telephone at Scotland Yard or at any of the stations. No motor cars, no finger-prints, and old criminals were identified by unreliable photographs or personal recognition. For the author, the greatest triumph of all, so far as detection of crime was concerned, was the introduction of the finger-print system of identification. Contents include : Edgar Edwards, the triple murderer; George H. Druce, the Claimant; William Klare, the Hunchback Spy; Patrick Mahon; Browne and Kennedy (PC Gutteridge); the Luard case; the White Slave Traffic; The Magic of Finger Prints; Moosh and Tiggy (William Shelly and Oliver Newman) + much more. Illus., Index. 287pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly foxed, patchily faded fr. cover and sp. A G++ copy of a v. scarce police autobiography.

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