Irish Conspiracies. Recollections of John Mallon (The Great Irish Detective) and Other Reminiscences. London: Everett, 1910. Pp viii, 275 + adverts; uncut. With 11 plates. Green cloth, title to spine. Boards faded, contents near fine.
Biographical account of the colourful police career of Superintendent John Mallon (born 1839) of the Dublin Metropolitan Police. Mallon’s ‘G’ division was a unit of plainclothes detectives who were often tasked with spying, recruitment of informers, prevention of political violence and apprehension of Irish republican political subversives in the 19th century.