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The McGovan Casebook: Experiences of a Detective in Victorian Edinburgh

The McGovan Casebook: Experiences of a Detective in Victorian Edinburgh (Paperback)

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In the 1870s, there appeared a series of volumes purporting to be the auto-biographical writings of an Edinburgh policeman, James McGovan. Doubtless, inspired by McLevy, Honeyman created a character who can lay claim to being one of the first detectives in crime fiction. James McGovan walks the same Edinburgh beat as his real-life predecessor, shares his dry sense of humour and, like McLevy, never fails to get a conviction. The books will almost certainly have been known to the young Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a student in Edinburgh at the time and published his first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887.

BiographyBiography: generalFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCriminal investigation & detection Publisher: Mercat Press Publication Date: 01/06/2003 ISBN-13: 9781841830506  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James McGovan was the pen-name of William Crawford Honeyman, who was born in 1845 and died in 1919. He was a professional violinist, and published a number of books on the instrument under his own name.

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