SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD.

Author: Woodhall (Edwin T.)
Year: 1936
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: G++
Price: 115.00
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Hardback. A complete history of New Scotland Yard and of the Police Force, dealing with crime and its detection from the 18th-century to the 'present day' (1936), from the Bow Street Runners to the Flying Squad. The author covers every aspect of Scotland Yard - the Special Branch, responsible for espionage and the protection of royalty and distinguished visitors; the River Police, the training of young policemen and detective, the science of detection from microscope and camera to blood tests and finger prints etc. Some of the famous cases covered include : Peter the Painter and Sidney Street; Percy Topliss, the murderer; Cubine Jackson and Chicago May; 'Stephanie the Gent,' confidence trickster and prince of bluffers; Englestein, insurance company swindler; PC Gutteridge, Rouse + many, many others. Famous detectives featured include Insp. Dew, Supt. Carlin and Supt. Frank Froest, + the first Yard case abroad. Illus. 284pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. With a tiny 'Wildy' label to fpd, bright gilt lettering to sp. and fr. cover, damp-mks to lower cover (see image) o/w a G++ copy of a scarce police memoir.

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