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The Female Detective

Andrew Forrester / Phyllida Nash
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.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Mystery
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st August 2018
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 56 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407975573