Joan Lock

Non-fiction

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Lady Policeman
Please, Nurse! / Reluctant Nightingale
The British Policewoman: Her Story
The Princess Alice Disaster
Tales from Bow Street
Blue Murder? Policemen Under Suspicion
Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard’s First Detectives 1829-1878
Scotland Yard's First Cases
Scotland Yard Casebook: The Making of the CID 1865-1935
Marlborough Street: The Story of a London Court
Famous Prisons
Famous Trials
Protecting Yourself Against Criminals

Non-fiction bibliography and publishing history

Lady Policeman

Lady Policeman

ISBN hardback: 0718106202
First published in the UK in hardback by Michael Joseph, 1968
Paperback & eBook Jolo Press, 2015

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‘Fun, and exciting too’ Sunday Mirror
‘Plenty of West End Central anecdotes’ The Guardian
‘a most arresting book’ Coventry Evening Telegraph
‘nothing plodding about her account’ Newcastle Evening Chronicle
‘An absorbing read’ Yorkshire Evening Post

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Please Nurse! / Reluctant Nightingale
Reluctant Nightingale by Joan Lock

ISBN hardback: 0460039563
First published as 'Reuuctant Nightingale' in the UK hardback by Dent, 1970
eBook & Paperback, Orion, 2013

‘compulsive reading’ Newcastle Evening Chronicle
‘Informative, compassionate and often very funny’ Catholic Herald
‘forthright, funny and sad in turn’ Woman’s Journal
‘vastly entertaining’ Cork Examiner

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The British Policewoman: Her Story
The British Policewoman: Her Story

ISBN hardback 0709175469
First published in UK hardback by Hale,1978
Paperback and ebook Jolo Press, 2014

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'engrossing, informative and entertaining' goodreads ***** France Brody, 2011
‘Mrs Lock has done an excellent job…What a wonderful story is unfolded… This is an excellent book.’ Constabulary Gazette
‘enthralling’ Daily Telegraph
‘entertaining, at times very funny and sometimes moving’ Police

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The Princess Alice Disaster
The British Policewoman: Her Story

ISBN paperback 9780709095415

First published in UK paperback and eBook by Hale, 2013

"This is a fascinating – if harrowing - account of an awful night on the Thames, the full horror of which should perhaps be better known". Waterways World, 2013

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Tales from Bow Street

Tales from Bow Street

ISBN hardback: 0709005369
First published in the UK hardback by Hale, 1982
eBook, Endeavour Press, 2014
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‘a useful corrective to those who think the law is pedestrian’ Sunday Telegraph, Martin Gilbert
‘fascinating account’ East Anglian Daily Times
'a vivid and enthralling picture’ Thames View (Thames Valley Police)]

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Blue Murder? Policemen Under Suspicion

Blue Murder Kindle

ISBN hardback: 0709026358
First published in the UK hardback by Hale, 1986
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eBook, 2013

‘one you should not miss’ Police Review

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Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard’s First Detectives 1829-1878

Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard's First Detectives 1829-1878

ISBN hardback: 0950905763
First published in the UK hardback by Barn Owl Books, 1990
eBook Jolo Press, 2014
Paperback, CreateSpace 2015

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'I love it. Joan Lock has a great style, making her book easy to read' goodreads ***** Starfish 2011
‘this engrossing and convivial book’ London Evening Standard

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Scotland Yard's First Cases

Scotland Yard's First Case cover

ISBN hardback 9780709091257

First published in the UK hardback Hale in 2011

'. . . this is much more than a book about famous murders -  she also covers far more of the complete range of cases such as fraud . . . giving a better picture of the development of the detectives and the CID in the 19th century Metropolitan Police than any other book I have read.' Alan Moss, 2012

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Scotland Yard Casebook: The Making of the CID 1865-1935

Scotland Yard Casebook: The Making of the CID 1865-1935

ISBN hardback: 070904660X
First published in the UK hardback by Hale, 1993
eBook, Endeavour, 2015

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‘a good read, well written’ New Law Journal
‘an engrossing gallery’ Eastern Daily Press
‘a most intriguing history’ Jersey Evening Post

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Marlborough Street: The Story of a London Court

Marlborough Street: The Story of a London Court
ISBN hardback: 0709185812
First published in the UK hardback by Hale, 1980
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‘a valuable inside account of functions and procedures as well as a record of outstanding cases’ Daily Telegraph
‘Spiced with pungent and sometimes opinionated comment and always compulsively readable’ Times Literary Supplement
‘delightful little anecdotes’ Law Society Gazette

Famous Prisons (Crime and Detection)

 Famous Prisons by Joan Lock

ISBN hardback1590843800
First published in the US in hardback by Mason Crest Publishers, 2003
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Famous prisons and their occupants from island Alcatraz to Dartmoor Prison set on bleak and desolate Devon moorland.

goodreads ***** 2011

Famous Trials (Crime and Detection)

Famous Trials by Joan Lock

ISBN 1590843819
First published in the US in hardback by Masons Crest Publishers, 2003
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Historic and contemporary murder trials and why they became famous.

Protecting Yourself Against Criminals (Crime and Detection)

Protecting Yourself Against Criminals by Joan Lock

ISBN1590843851
First published in the US in hardback by Masons Crest Publishers, 2003

Advice on guarding yourself against sexual predators, muggers, stalkers, auto-theft, guns, bombs and terrorists.

*Mason Crest Crime and Detection illustrated series for young adults:
 ‘Recommended.’ Library Media Connection (Professional magazine for US school libraries.)

 

Non-fiction Anthologies

  ‘Bloody and Bowed: The Brief Life of a Playwright’: The Art of Murder, Ed Jonathan Goodman,  Piatkus, 1990
 

‘The Murder of Marilyn’: Medical Murders. Ed: Jonathan Goodman, Piatkus, 1991

  ‘Give Us a Clue’ & ‘The Birdman of Bow Street.’3rd CULPRIT: A Crime Writers’ Annual, Chatto & Windus, 1994
 

A Peppery Magistrate’,  The Faber Book of London, Ed: A.N.Wilson, 1993

 

'A Crime of Consequence' Truly Criminal: A Crime Writers' Anthology of True Crime, The History Press, 2015