I CAUGHT CRIPPEN Memoirs of Ex-Chief Inspector Walter Dew, C.I.D. of Scotland Yard

Author: Dew (Ex-Chief Insp. Walter)
Year: 1938
Publisher: Blackie.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn
Book Condition: NrVg+
Price: 400.00
Hardback, 1st edn. Inspector Dew was the first policeman on the scene of the Mary Jane Kelly murder (allegedly) and tells how clue after clue was followed up and how near the police were to "laying their hands on the probable murderer." Dew's other claim to fame of course was the fact that he was the man who caught Hawley Harvey Crippen. He was in charge of the case from the time Belle Elmore disappeared, up to the time of Crippen's arrest and trial. Also includes shorter accounts of many other crimes - fraud, blackmail, coining, burglary etc. A vivid account of Dew's life at Scotland Yard. Illus. 242pp. 8vo. h/back. With tiny name insc. to fpd, o/w pp. clean with no foxing or browning, v.v. sl. sunned and marked sp. Nr. Vg+ A very scarce Ripper associated title.


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