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
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.