By John Dunning
First within the Cliff Janeway sequence from nationwide bestselling writer John Dunning.
Denver murder detective Cliff Janeway won't continuously play through the publication, yet he's an avid collector of infrequent and primary variants. After an area publication scout is killed on his turf, Janeway would favor not anything greater than to arrange the suspect's backbone. however the suspect, neighborhood lowlife Jackie Newton, is a grasp at eluding the legislations, and Janeway's wrathful model of off-duty justice expenses him his badge.
Turning to his lifelong ardour, Janeway opens a small bookshop—all the whereas looking for facts to place Newton away. but if prized volumes in a hugely sought-after assortment start to seem, so do useless our bodies. Now, Janeway's lifestyles is set to begin a precarious new bankruptcy as he makes an attempt to determine who's dealing demise in addition to classic Chandlers and Twains.
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Many legal reporters were conscious of their future careers and might wish to curry favour or destroy perceived competitors. Lord Brougham often found favour with the press for being in touch with the groundswell of public opinion, but others were less popular. Lords Westbury and Lyndhurst, active political lawyers, clearly did not endear themselves to The Spectator’s lawyer–journalists, for example. 58 A later critique compared the relative merits of the intellectual capacity of Lord Brougham and the late Lord Lyndhurst, acidly asserting that ‘We purposefully choose the comparison in intellect with Lord Lyndhurst because we do not admire Lord Lyndhurst’s career.
153. 64 Ibid. 65 Ibid pp. 153–154. 66 J. ) vol. 1, p. iv. 67 Rowbotham and Stevenson, Criminal Conversations, introduction. 34 Crime News in Modern Britain were always certain to be popular reading, there were other, more apparently mundane topics which also attracted regular attention, if fewer individual column inches, such as domestic violence and petty theft. 68 In that year, the Aggravated Assaults Act 1853 had been enacted. 70 There was little will, however, to focus specifically and precisely on such domestic violence by enabling more speedy punitive responses, despite the wider acceptance of the need for women and children to receive greater protection from male violence perpetrated against them, whether in public or in private.
3 For further discussion of individual titles and crime reportage, see J. Rowbotham and K. Stevenson (eds) (2005) Criminal Conversations: Victorians Behaving Badly (Columbus: Ohio State University Press). R. Mitchell (1988) British Historical Statistics (Cambridge University Press) pp. 779–787, and the general discussion in ch. 15. A ‘Golden Era’? 1860–1885 41 increased use of the summary courts, which are amplified by the importance, in daily press coverage, of cases and other incidents from those courts.