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The Resource The female detective, Andrew Forrester ; with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith and an introduction by Mike Ashley

The female detective, Andrew Forrester ; with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith and an introduction by Mike Ashley

Label
The female detective
Title
The female detective
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Forrester ; with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith and an introduction by Mike Ashley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Miss Gladden, the first female detective, is a determined and resourceful figure, with ingenious skills of logic and deduction. Pursuing mysterious cases, she works undercover and only introduces herself as a detective when the need arises. Her personal circumstances and even her real name are never revealed. This obfuscation makes sense, considering that when The female detective was first published in 1864 there were no official female detectives in Britain--in fact, there were no women police officers either (and would not be for another 50 years). And the novel itself was well ahead of its time; further stories and novels featuring women detectives would not be widely published until the turn of the century"--Page [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Forrester, Andrew
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1948-
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  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • Ashley, Michael
Series statement
British Library crime classics
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  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Villages
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The female detective, Andrew Forrester ; with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith and an introduction by Mike Ashley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1864
  • "Andrew Forrester was the pseudonym of James Redding Ware"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9781464206474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn944084897
  • (OCoLC)944084897
Label
The female detective, Andrew Forrester ; with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith and an introduction by Mike Ashley
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1864
  • "Andrew Forrester was the pseudonym of James Redding Ware"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9781464206474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn944084897
  • (OCoLC)944084897

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