The Count of Scotland Yard
The Controversial Life and Cases of DCS Herbert Hannam
DCS Herbert Hannam was one of the most compelling characters in Scotland Yard and the CID during the post-war period; in this biography of Hannam, Wade describes some of the sensational crimes he investigated in the mid 1950s and the unsolved murder of Emily Pye.
The Classic Guide to Famous Assassinations
Intriguingly, Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy took office exactly 100 years apart, their killers were born 100 years apart and both were succeeded by men named Johnson. This guide to famous assassinations is full of such entertaining facts about notorious killings through the ages, from Julius Caesar to Alexander Litvinenko, taking in a number of interesting failed assassinations along the way, including Hitler, Napoleon and Charles de Gaulle.
The Lost Cause
The Trials of Frank and Jesse James
In 1869 two strangers shot dead a bank teller in Missouri, the first of a series of crimes that would create the legend of Frank and Jesse James, and the only one for which Jesse would be tried. Yet no record of the case was known - until, in 2007, attorney James Muehlberger unearthed the documents. His account reveals how the motive was not robbery, but revenge for an earlier killing during the Civil War.
Private Detective, The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes
The Victorian sleuth 'Paddington' Pollaky was a contradiction: a man of mystery who craved the limelight; a meddling busybody whose heart was in the right place. This first-ever biography investigates his involvement in the American Civil War, his campaign against sex trafficking and his dogged search for abducted children. It examines his methods – including placing cryptic messages in The Times – and considers whether he was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot.