The first detective: the life and revolutionary times of Vidocq, criminal, spy and private eye

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A notorious criminal in his youth, he became a police officer and employed a gang of ex-convicts as his detectives. He developed innovative criminal indexing techniques and experimented with fingerprinting, until his cavalier attitude towards the thin blue line forced him out of the police. So he began the world's very first private detective agency. The cases he solved were high profile, and gradually he grew in notoriety. However, his reputation didn't prevent him from becoming a spy and moving secretly across the dangerous borders of Europe. The First Detective is a gloriously enjoyable historical romp through the eighteenth century in the company of the man whose influence on law enforcement still holds to this day.
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subject_facetCriminals -- France -- Biography
Detectives -- France -- Biography
Electronic books
France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Police -- France -- Biography
Private investigators -- France -- Biography
Spies -- France -- Biography
Vidocq, Eugène François, -- 1775-1857
Vidocq, Eugáene Franðcois, -- 1775-1857
title_displayThe first detective : the life and revolutionary times of VIDOCQ : criminal, spy and private eye
title_fullThe first detective : the life and revolutionary times of VIDOCQ : criminal, spy and private eye / James Morton
The first detective : the life and revolutionary times of Vidocq, criminal, spy and private eye [electronic resource] / James Morton
title_shortThe first detective
title_subthe life and revolutionary times of Vidocq, criminal, spy and private eye
topic_facetCriminals
Detectives
Electronic books
Police
Private investigators
Social life and customs
Spies
Vidocq, Eugène François
Vidocq, Eugáene Franðcois