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The Female Detective

(1864)
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The Female Detective was published in 1864 and introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden.

Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends.

Characteristic of the casebooks of the time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Mrs Gladden, including murder, fraud and the sale of a baby.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 1-5252-4361-6 / 978-1-5252-4361-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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January 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 1-4448-3549-1 / 978-1-4448-3549-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Female Detective (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 1-4642-0647-3 / 978-1-4642-0647-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864 (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Forrester Andrew
ISBN: 0-7123-5759-9 / 978-0-7123-5759-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 0-7123-5878-1 / 978-0-7123-5878-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 1-4079-7554-4 / 978-1-4079-7554-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
ISBN: 1-4079-7555-2 / 978-1-4079-7555-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Female Detective
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864 (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Andrew Forrester
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU