Author: Connell (Nicholas)
Year: 2018
Publisher: Mango Books
Edition Details: 1st Ltd Numbered Edn.
Book Condition: New
ISBN: 9781911273318
Price: 25.00
Hardback. SIGNED, NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION. In 1910 Chief Inspector Walter Dew became the most famous detective in the world after a transatlantic chase resulted in him capturing the American murderer, Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen. This was the first time that wireless telegraphy had resulted in the arrest of a murderer and it was Dew's final investigation for Scotland Yard. After retiring from the Metropolitan Police and working as a private detective, Dew began to write and in 1938, his autobiography 'I Caught Crippen' was published. It subsequently became an important work for crime historians and has long been out-of-print. Dew's accounts of the Crippen case and his futile hunt for Jack the Ripper are the lengthiest ever written by a police officer closely involved in the investigations. The latter part of 'I Caught Crippen' deals with a variety of other cases that Dew worked on, including the arrest of the international jewel thief Harry the Valet. This book makes this classic work available again. It contains a full transcription of the original text, annotated with footnotes including additional material from a newspaper serialisation of Dew's memoirs that has never appeared in a book before. It also features Appendices of Dew's other writings and articles, written about the celebrated detective during his lifetime. Illus., Notes on the Text, Introduction, Walter Dew Chronology, Appendices, Bibliog. and Index. 331pp. 8vo. h/back. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, Numbered Limited Edn. (to 50 copies), this being no. 6/50. New. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas. (Copies of the original 1st edn. of 'I Caught Crippen' also available).

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