LOCK, Joan. British, b. 1933. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Plays/Screenplays, Criminology/True Crime, History, Women's studies and issues. Career: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, England, student nurse, 1950-54; Metropolitan Police, London, England, policewoman, 1954-60; British European Airways, London, reservations clerk, 1961-66; writer, 1966-; part-time jobs, freelance journalist for police and law periodicals, advisor on the history of British women police, 1966-; radio dramatist. Publications: Lady Policeman, 1968; Reluctant Nightingale, 1970; The British Policewoman: Her Story, 1979; Marlborough Street: The Story of a London Court, 1980; Tales from Bow Street, 1982; Blue Murder, 1986; Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard's First Detectives, 1829-1878, 1990; Scotland Yard Casebook: The Making of the CID 1865-1935, 1993; Dead Image, 2000; Death in Perspective, 2001; Dead Born, 2002. Address: c/o Severn House Publishers Ltd, 9-15 High St, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1DF, England.
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