Author: Young (Hugh)
Year: 1955
Publisher: W.H. Allen
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 7.00
Hardback. The author was formerly Commander (Crime) CID, New Scotland Yard, and was until his retirement, in 1954, Britain's most important detective for it was his task to supervise all the day-today detection and administration of that unique and world-famous organisation. Most of the well-known police officers whose names were household names were responsible to him, and acted under his instructions. He joined the Metropolitan Police Force and soon achieved one of his early ambitions - to become a Scotland Yard man. He remained at the Yard for over 40yrs, including a period as Chief Instructor of Hendon Police College, and in this book he has been able to take the reader behind the scenes and explain the way in which the British police system functioned at the time. He highlights the stages in his own career with a "case book" of some of the notable crimes and criminals he had to deal with. The crimes include several murders (Ethel Major, Podmore, Harry Armstrong, Cummins, Heath and Christie amongst others) which were the sensations of their day, but in this rogue's gallery, the murderers share pride of place with an assortment of confidence tricksters and fraud experts, ranging from the spectacular Robinson, who swindled his victims of thousands of pounds with the aid of "infallible" betting systems, to Tivendale, who merely forged references whereby he could obtain situations as the "perfect butler" in many noble houses - and then enjoy the use of their cellars. Illus. 252pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp., sunned sp. Vg.


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