SWANSON The Thurso Boy Who Became Scotland Yard's Top Detective

Author: Wood (Adam)
Year: 2019
Publisher: Mango Books
Edition Details: Abridged Limited Edn.
Book Condition: New
Price: 10.00
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Softcover. Limited Edn. Abridged Limited Edn. SIGNED. Donald Sutherland Swanson was born in the far north of Scotland, leaving for London in 1867. The following year he joined the Metropolitan Police and began patrolling the streets of the capital as a uniformed constable. Thirty-five years later he retired as Superintendent of the CID, the top detective in the country. It was a career which included railway murderers, grave robbers, fraudulent mediums, Jack the Ripper, the Philosopher's Stone, shocking revelations about the aristocracy and a crazed captain with sea serpents in a bottle. After six years of research and writing, Adam Wood's 650-page biography of the Victorian detective Donald Sutherland Swanson is scheduled to be published at the end of 2019. This 140-page abridged paperback edition was produced to coincide with a talk given by Adam in Swanson's hometown of Thurso, and signed copies are now available. Please contact me for pre-orders of the 650-page h/back due at the end of 2019. Illus., 140pp. trade size softcover. FLATSIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. New.

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