Manchester Histories Festival

Detective Jerome Caminada

More Cases from Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes

Born to immigrant parents in the slums of 19th century Manchester, Jerome Caminada overcame the odds to become one of the city’s finest detectives. A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, Detective Caminada pursued notorious criminals through the seedy streets of Manchester’s underworld. Through his groundbreaking detective work, he confronted his own Professor Moriarty and solved the famous ‘Manchester Cab Mystery’.

Detective Caminada was one of the most formidable detectives of the Victorian era and a real-life Sherlock Holmes. The talk will reveal the details of his background and feature many of his most fascinating cases, including quack doctors, Fenian dynamite conspirators, child killers and even a cross-dressing ball.

Angela Buckley is a crime writer and author. The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada was her first published book. Her latest book, Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, is the first in a new historical true crime series, Victorian Supersleuth Investigates.

Angela’s work has featured in The Times, The Telegraph, the Sunday Express, All About History and Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Your Family History magazine and Get Reading, for which she writes a local crime history blog. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Angela has appeared on BBC radio and TV, including The One Show and has taken part in many events, such as the Henley Literary Festival and at the Museum of London.

Originally from Manchester, Angela particularly enjoys writing about her home city’s colourful past.

Colour photograph of the cover of Angela Buckley's book The Real Sherlock Holmes The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada


Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm


Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB




Book online here
0161 306 1982

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Celebration Day 2016, Free events, Talks

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Black and white photograph of a bearded Jerome Caminada, Manchester's real life Sherlock Holmes.
Image courtesy of Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

Detective Jerome Caminada

Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm at Manchester Town Hall

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