Nell Darby is a historian, writer, and has undergone training as a private investigator. She originally trained as a newspaper reporter and was formerly the editor of Your Family History magazine. She writes about social and criminal history for many newspapers and magazines, has a PhD in the history of crime, and is an honorary research associate at Oxford Brookes University. Nell writes the popular Criminal Historian website (www.criminalhistorian.com). This is her fourth book for Pen & Sword.
A unique and inherently fascinating history that brings a particular aspect of the role of women in law enforcement up out of obscurity, Sister Sleuths: Female Detectives in Britain is an impressively well written, organized and presented study that is truly extraordinary and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library Women's History and Criminology collections. --Midwest Book Review The historical record often overlooks the contributions of women, making them less visible to future generations. This is an important book to begin setting the record straight. --BORG