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

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

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The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime
Title
The adventures of Maud West, lady detective
Title remainder
secrets and lies in the golden age of crime
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Susannah Stapleton
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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
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.
Biography type
individual biography
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10777984
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YDX
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Stapleton, Susannah
Dewey number
364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • West, Maud
  • Women private investigators
  • Private investigators
  • Crime
  • Criminal investigation
Target audience
adult
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secrets and lies in the golden age of crime
Label
The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton
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Copyright
Note
A remarkable true story -- On cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509867295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781509867295
  • (Sirsi) i9781509867295
  • (OCoLC)1077788801
Label
The adventures of Maud West, lady detective : secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton
Publication
Copyright
Note
A remarkable true story -- On cover
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
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509867295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781509867295
  • (Sirsi) i9781509867295
  • (OCoLC)1077788801

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