Bloody Business: An Anecdotal History of Scotland Yard

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St Martins Press, 1992 - Political Science - 278 pages
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prostitutes. There are also notorious sex scandals (from the Cleveland Street male brothel that ensnared the high and mighty in Victorian London to the Profumo Affair that toppled the British government), some of the greatest capers in criminal history (including the world's first train robbery in 1855), and riveting investigations of international terrorism. The image of Scotland Yard inspector familiar to most Americans from detective novels, movies, and TV is often.

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BLOODY BUSINESS: An Anecdotal History of Scotland Yard

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That in 1748 novelist Henry Fielding, then a London magistrate, formed the Bow Street Runners—the precursor of Scotland Yard—is just one of the enjoyable curiosities that Jeffers (Who Killed ... Read full review

Bloody business: an anecdotal history of Scotland Yard

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Readers will derive pleasure from this lively and entertaining history of the world's most famous police force. Although Jeffers focuses on the Yard's major cases--mostly murders--he also details ... Read full review


INTRODUCTION Good Evening Inspector
THREE Scotland Yard
FIVE Bloody Murder

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