Find out more about Inspector Minahan’s world

Lots of websites, books and archives are cited in the book itself, but in the meantime I would recommend:

Run by a fellow history nerd, Lee Jackson, this is an absolutely brilliant website filled with Victorian writing, musings, lists and everyday information. You can also follow him on twitter @VictorianLondon

The history of pretty much anywhere in Britain, substantial but searchable history books and directories online.

A great site dedicated to the newspaper editor and Inspector Minahan’s supporter, William T. Stead

An American site filled with British and US books from the period.

A great local history site run by an expert on Limerick family history. For all those searching Minahan’s roots or their own.

More – including a Pinterest page – to follow…