The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of VIDOCQ: Criminal, Spy and Private Eye (Hardcover)

The Life and Revolutionary Times of VIDOCQ: Criminal, Spy and Private Eye

By James Morton

Overlook Press, 9781590206386, 266pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2011

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Description

The cases he solved were high profile, and gradually he grew in notoriety. However, his reputation didn't prevent him from becoming a spy and moving secretly across the dangerous borders of Europe. The First Detective is a gloriously enjoyable historical romp through the eighteenth century in the company of the man whose influence on law enforcement still holds to this day.


About the Author

James Morton practiced law for twenty-five years before becoming editor of "Law Journal" and "Criminal Lawyer." He is now a full-time freelance writer and the author of many books, including the bestselling Gangland series.


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