LOST LONDON The Memoirs of an East End Detective

Author: Leeson (Ex-Det. Sergeant B.)
Year: 1934
Publisher: Stanley Paul/Treasure Library
Edition Details: 1st Edn. (later issue)
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 140.00
Hardback. 1st edn. later issue in the Treasure Libraries Series. The author was an East End detective who figured prominently in the most notorious crime episodes of the previous quarter of a century. Leeson, known as "the man who was shot at Sidney Street", penetrated the haunts of London's worst criminals. He knew them as suspects, prisoners and as condemned men. Includes a chapter on Jack the Ripper and attending the murder crime scene of Frances Coles + Lenin, Trotsky, Stinie Morrison, the bare-knuckle bruisers of London markets, the Odessian gang leaders, the Anarchists etc., etc. A documentary account of an underworld that was gradually disappearing. With Frontis. and Index. 223pp. 8vo. h/back. Red cloth with black lettering to sp. Lightly browned edges, corners sl. bumped. Overall a Vg. copy of a scarce Jack the Ripper related title.

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