London: Hutchinson and Co., no date . [Detection] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.256. With 16 black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. Rebacked in matching black cloth, with the original spine laid over. A very distinct red offset mark from a bookmark to plate facing p.144; and a similar but much lighter mark to front endpapers. Black ink gift inscription to flyleaf. Light rubbing and marking to cloth. Very good. The author's memories of thirty years working at Scotland Yard, and his role in the creation of the 'Big Four.'. Item #56511
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