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The First Detective : The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq, Paperback / softback Book

The First Detective : The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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 18th 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.


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