The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq

The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq

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ISBN13: 9780091903374
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Eugene Vidocq was the Morse, the Guv'nor, the James Bond of his day. A notorious criminal and prison escaper, he turned police officer and employed a gang of ex-convicts as his detectives. Now, James Morton takes us on a historical romp through the eighteenth century in search of this elusive figure. Today Vidocq's influence can still be seen as members of The Vidocq Society, an unusual, exclusive crime-solving organization honor him by applying their collective forensic skills and experience to 'cold case' homicides and unsolved deaths.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 352
Item Height 24 mm
Item Width 124 mm
Item Weight 298 Gram
Product Dimensions 124 x 24 x 194
Publisher Ebury Press
Format Paperback | 352
Book Overview A major new historical biography of the influential criminal spy and private eye Eugene Vidocq

Entertaining', Sunday Telegraph .'Morton has done Vidocq a service by removing him from his unfair tabloid image and giving him his due as an important social innovator', Sunday Times .'You really must read ... The First Detective: the extraordinary life and times of a career-criminal', Sunday Times

Previously a Solicltor for twenty-five years, James Morton then worked as editor of Law Journal and Criminal Lawyer. He is now a full-time writer and author of the bestselling Gangland series published by Little Brown.