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BOOKS

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THE WATCHMAKER'S REVENGE

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SWANSON: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A VICTORIAN DETECTIVE

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CHIEF INSPECTOR SWANSON AND THE IDENTITY OF JACK THE RIPPER

 
 

BIO

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Adam Wood is the author of Swanson: The Life and Times of a Victorian Detective, a detailed biography of the detective who was in charge of the investigation into the Jack the Ripper murders from Scotland Yard, and Trial of Percy Lefroy Mapleton, an examination of the notorious 1881 railway murder of Frederick Gold on the London to Brighton express. He is also co-author with Police historian Neil Bell of Sir Howard Vincent’s Police Code, 1889, and Edgar's Guides, a series of historic walking guidebooks with Blue Badge tour guide Richard Jones.

Adam is Executive Editor of Ripperologist magazine, the leading publication dedicated to the serious study of the Whitechapel murders and their place in social history. From 2017 to 2021 he was Editor of the Journal of the Police History Society.

He has spoken at numerous true crime and police history podcasts and conferences, and reguarly acts as a consultant for documentary, film and radio producers.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CONTACT

Adam is available for speaking engagements, interviews and commentary.

adam@mangobooks.co.uk

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