‘Detective whose bag of tricks inspired Sherlock

               The Times



Detective Jerome Caminada was a Victorian super-sleuth and a real-life Sherlock Holmes. A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, he pursued ruthless criminals through the dangerous streets of nineteenth century Manchester’s underworld.

Detective Caminada’s biographer, Angela Buckley, presents this unique anthology of his most fascinating cases, including quack doctors, forgers and con artists. In the first volume of his memoirs, published in 1895, Detective Caminada recounted how he tackled anarchists, caught an escaped political prisoner and faced his nemesis in a deadly confrontation. Bearing all the hallmarks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this compelling collection is essential reading for all lovers of historical crime.

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‘A Victorian detective who was a master of disguise and had his own long-running Moriarty nemesis has been identified as a real-life Sherlock Holmes who may have been the inspiration for the celebrated detective.’

The Times


‘The detective with remarkable similarities to Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero.’

The Sunday Telegraph