The Masters of Bow Street

The Masters of Bow Street This epic novel embraces the story of the Bow Street Runners forerunners of the modern police force who were founded by novelist Henry Fielding in They were the earliest detective force operati

  • Title: The Masters of Bow Street
  • Author: John Creasey
  • ISBN: 9780671217839
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This epic novel embraces the story of the Bow Street Runners, forerunners of the modern police force, who were founded by novelist Henry Fielding in 1748 They were the earliest detective force operating from the courts to enforce the decisions of magistrates John Creasey s account also gives a fascinating insight into family life of the time and the struggle between crimThis epic novel embraces the story of the Bow Street Runners, forerunners of the modern police force, who were founded by novelist Henry Fielding in 1748 They were the earliest detective force operating from the courts to enforce the decisions of magistrates John Creasey s account also gives a fascinating insight into family life of the time and the struggle between crime and justice, and ends with the establishment of the Metropolitan Police after the passing of Peel s Act in 1829 Splendidly authoritative.

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    2 thoughts on “The Masters of Bow Street

    1. AKA Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Margaret Lisle, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J.J Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York, Henry St John Cooper and Margaret Cooke.John Creasey September 17, 1908 June 9, 1973 was born in Southfields, Surrey, England and died in New Hall, Bodenham, Salisbury Wiltshire, England He was the seventh of nine children in a working class home He became an English author of crime thrillers, published in excess of 600 books under 20 different pseudonyms He invented many famous characters who would appear in a whole series of novels Probably the most famous of these is Gideon of Scotland Yard, the basis for the television program Gideon s Way but others include Department Z, Dr Palfrey, The Toff, Inspector Roger West, and The Baron which was also made into a television series In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Gideon s Fire, written under the pen name J J Marric And in 1969 he was given the MWA s highest honor, the Grand Master Award.

    2. I have been looking for a novel with this subject matter for quite sometime, so I was enthusiastic about reading it. The first 3/4th of the novel was good, some parts brilliant. A multi-generational saga of the founding of Bow Street and London's Metropolitan Police force. But by the end of the book I just stop caring about the characters and just wanted it to end. So I closed the book and I didn't finish and it doesn't bother me at all.

    3. Read this as part of my research on the history of detection and the police force in Britain. Pretty fascinating fictional account of how it may have come about, evolved through the ages. Well written and interesting to read.

    4. Historical fiction during 18th and 19th century London. Early crime and peacekeeping leading to the struggle to form a police department and Scotland Yard. A look at another timebels:#Historical Fiction, #London, #Scotland Yard.

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