Detective Piggott's Casebook : True Tales of Murder, Madness and the Rise of Forensic Science


Welcome to hell, a world at war. The streets of Melbourne no longer a tidy grid but fractured with laneways like cracks in old varnish, a hotchpotch of chaos - of shanties and factories, woodpiles and chimneys - the city smouldering under its bludgeoned sky. Here, crime flourishes, the damaged fester and the wicked plot: a circle of the damned into which strides Frederick Piggott - enforcer of the King's law. Detective Piggott's Casebook presents for the first time the riveting inside facts on nine of the most important Victoria Police investigations of the early 20th century, drawing on the long-hidden personal papers of forensic pioneer, Frederick Piggott (1874-1962). Likened by his contemporaries to Sherlock read more

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ISBN:

9781742702650

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

Weight:

360g

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

History , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 May 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Morgan