Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930.
Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 3/4". 281pp. Rather heavy wear to price-clipped dust jacket with chipping and tears to corners and edges. Bottom half of spine of jacket is missing. Toning to covers. Jacket is encased in protective archival sleeve to prevent further wear. Purple cloth over boards with spine and front cover lettered in orange. Sunning to bottom half of spine. Faint foxing to endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
The truth about detectives and their methods, told by a world-famous criminologist. Mr. Ashton-Wolfe vividly describes the different types of crime and criminals and tells how they are investigated. There are chapters on forgeries and their detection, frauds and confidence, crooks, jewel thieves, art frauds, card sharpers, female criminals, and many other fascinating subjects, illustrated by thrilling descriptions of extraordinary cases.(Publisher). Good + / poor. Item #8293