The First English Detectives

The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840
Author(s): 
Beattie, J. M.
ISBN: 
9780199695164
Date published: 
March 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This is the first comprehensive study of the Bow Street Runners, a group of men established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Henry Fielding to confront violent offenders on the streets and highways around London.