The human dramas the author describes are often played out in the most commonplace of circumstances, but others are so odd as to be stranger than fiction.
Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Glasgow
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Interesting read, but badly let down by appalling editing. I have never before come across a book with so many obvious and easily avoidable errors - with an RRP of A real pity. Apr 09, Mrs Rona Hanley rated it really liked it.
Good read Was a good read and enjoyed the various stories of crime from various years in Glasgow and how the police managed to solve them. Nov 07, Meaghan rated it liked it Shelves: true-crime-historical , true-crime , history , read-in This book was reasonably well-written and told some interesting true crime stories. There were a lot of typos and some sentences were just written wrong, which really distracted me from the narrative.
I hope the author publishes a new Kindle edition with all that corrected, because this is actually a good book underneath the mistakes. Mar 14, Sandra Sullivan rated it it was amazing. Excellent well researched book But thoroughly spoiled by the abysmalallin Excellent well researched book but completely spoiled by dreadful spelling and grammar mistakes. Proof reader should be sacked, if one exists. The result is a gallery of Scottish history in which Border reivers rub shoulders with Walter Scott, Highland villagers are cleared as smugglers land secretly on moonlit nights, and Sherlock Holmes joins Lord Peter Wimsey in solving the insoluble.
This is a rich blend of short stories, nonfiction, anecdote and fact to wile away the long watches of the night when Constable, An examination of the frequency and the nature of murder in modern Britain, based on the author's access to police files and including case histories, such as murders within the family, and stranger murders. London, UK: Long, Signed inscription by the author.
Brown boards withg black lettering to the front cover and spine. UK: Chambers, Tight and clean copy with minimal stamps. The history of fingerprint studies and of Scotland Yard are inextricably interwoven, and it is appropriate that the definitive book on the subject should be written by a man who as a detective in the Yard's Fingerprint Department for over thirty years was at the centre of it all.
On his retirement in as the Commander in charge of the Department, Gerald Lambourne was acknowledged as the foremost expert on fingerprints in the UK, if not the world. The author begins his story by following the interest in fingerprints from the earliest times up to those eminent men of the nineteenth century whose establishment of a genuine fingerprint science led to the formation of the Fingerprint Department at Scotland Yard on 1 July Fingerprints were destined quickly to supersede internationally all previous methods of establishing beyond question the true identities of criminals appearing before the courts.
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After this, the story moves in the main to the fight against crime, although the non-criminal aspects of fingerprint investigation are not neglected. The development of the Fingerprint Department over eighty years is illustrated with intriguing references to the inner stories of many famous cases, including the Great Train Robbery of , in which the author was a member of a three-man team whose meticulous work on fingerprints at Leatherslade Farm helped to convict several members of the gang. The author follows the phenomenal growth of the National Fingerprint Collection and the establishment of the Criminal Record Office.
In Mr Lambourne led the research team which examined the feasibility of including fingerprint information in the Police National Computer, a system which subsequently became fully operational in He describes the developments of new techniques in the field of fingerprint technology, including the system he devised for identifying glove- prints.
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