Explores the development of the professional detective during the 19th century, giving examples of the methods he used to track down criminals and to convict them of offences ranging from petty theft to brutal murder. This book explains the development of forensics, from fingerprinting to tests that could identify whether or not blood was human.
Alan Moss served thirty years in the Metropolitan Police, retiring as Chief Superintendent. He is the author, with Keith Skinner, of 'The Scotland Yard Files' (National Archives, 2006). Keith Skinner is a historical researcher who has co-authored several successful books, including 'The Jack the Ripper A-Z' (Headline), 'The Official Encyclopedia of Scotland Yard' (Virgin) and 'Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell' (Sutton). He is an advisor and historical consultant to the Crime Museum in New Scotland Yard.