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The Resource Book Club in a Box : The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton

Book Club in a Box : The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton

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Book Club in a Box : The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime
Title
Book Club in a Box
Title remainder
The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime
Statement of responsibility
Susannah Stapleton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having starting sleuthing on behalf of society's finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneath the public persona, she was forced to hide vital aspects of her own identity in order to thrive in a class-obsessed and male-dominated world. And - as Susannah Stapleton reveals - she was a most unreliable witness to her own life. Who was Maud? And what was the reality of being a female private detective in the Golden Age of Crime? Interweaving tales from Maud West's own 'casebook' with social history and extensive original research, Stapleton investigates the stories Maud West told about herself in a quest to uncover the truth. With walk-on parts by Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers, Parisian gangsters and Continental blackmailers, The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective is a portrait of a woman ahead of her time and a deliciously salacious glimpse into the underbelly of 'good society' during the first half of the twentieth century
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stapleton, Susannah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Maud
  • Women private investigators
  • Private investigators
  • Crime
  • Criminal investigation
Target audience
adult
Label
Book Club in a Box : The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 10 volumes, 3 information sheets (current terms and conditions, discussion questions, tips to run a book club) in a plastic tub with lid
  • A remarkable true story -- On cover
Accompanying material
3 information sheets.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065272296
Dimensions
in plastic box 35 x 28 x 14 cm. +
Extent
10 volumes (370 pages, illustrations (black and white), 24 cm)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509867295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077788801
Label
Book Club in a Box : The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 10 volumes, 3 information sheets (current terms and conditions, discussion questions, tips to run a book club) in a plastic tub with lid
  • A remarkable true story -- On cover
Accompanying material
3 information sheets.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065272296
Dimensions
in plastic box 35 x 28 x 14 cm. +
Extent
10 volumes (370 pages, illustrations (black and white), 24 cm)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509867295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077788801

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