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Title The murder that defeated Whitechapel's Sherlock Holmes : at Mrs Ridgley's corner / Paul Stickler.
Author Stickler, Paul, author.
Publication Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, 2017.
Description 1 online resource (x, 187 pages, 16 unnumbed pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits.
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In 1919, when a shopkeeper and her dog were found dead in Hitchin, Hertfordshire with brutal head injuries, there followed an extraordinary catalogue of events and a local police investigation which concluded that both had died as a result of a tragic accident. A second investigation by Scotland Yard led to the arrest of an Irish war veteran, but the outcome was far from conclusive. Written from the perspective of the main characters involved and drawing on original and newly-discovered material, this book exposes the frailties of county policing just after the First World War and how it led to fundamental changes in methods of murder investigations. Offering a unique balance of story-telling and analysis, the book raises a number of unanswered questions. These are dealt with in the final chapter by the author's commentary drawing upon his expertise.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 12, 2018).
Subject Sticker, Elizabeth.
Criminal investigation -- England -- History.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Hertfordshire.
Murder -- England -- Hertfordshire.
Criminal investigation. (OCoLC)fst00883201
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
England -- Hertfordshire. (OCoLC)fst01208232
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: 9781526733856 1526733854 (OCoLC)1036841893
ISBN 1526733862 (electronic bk.)
9781526733863 (electronic bk.)

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