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'Paddington' Pollaky

Private Detective, The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes

Bryan Kesselman

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.

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  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 233x157mm
  • ISBN: 9780750959742
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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