CAMINADA THE CRIME BUSTER His Own Incredible Story

Author: Caminada (Jerome)
Year: 1996
Publisher: True Crime Library
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: Nr. F.
ISBN: 9781874358138
Price: 15.00
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Paperback. Amazing secrets of the Victorian underworld. If ever there was a real life Sherlock Holmes it has to be Jerome Caminada, the master detective who spent 30 years fighting crime, (from the age of 24 in 1868), in the slums of Victorian Manchester. When he was made a detective, Manchester-born Caminada became a master of disguises which gave him an unrivalled personal knowledge of the city's Victorian underworld. It was in a variety of different disguises that he tracked down Charlie Parton, who murdered a Justice of the Peace in a Hansom cab. The Parton case is a classic murder story, and it lifted Caminada to the heights of the all-time great detectives. In this autobiography he takes the reader into the nether world of Britain's great Northern city to reveal swindlers, fraudsters, imposters, racecourse thieves, burglars, pickpockets - a whole legion of villains in what Caminada himself describes as a hot bed of crime. Illus. 234pp. mass market p/back. A 'potted' version of the 2 volumes of autobiography Caminada wrote in 1895 and 1901. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers

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