Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 November 2011

448 Pages | 16 black and white halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199577408

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

The Ascent of the Detective

Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England

Haia Shpayer-Makov

  • The first major history of English police detectives in the Victorian and Edwardian era
  • Deals with the formative era of police detection in England, from 1842 to the First World War
  • Explores their socio-economic background and situation as well as their crucial relationship with journalists and the publishing community
  • Includes a special focus on the famed detective branch established at Scotland Yard