The Thief-Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner
Delacorte, Oct 2001, 23.95, 288 pp.
In 1815 London the Bow Street Runners are the nearest entity to a police force that the city has but it is not looked upon favorably by the public. The Bow Street Runners are not paid a salary but earn a commission when a person they arrest is convicted and an even bigger reward if that person is hung.
Henry Morton is a Bow Street constable who is an honorable man. He obeys ...