Robert Curtis

Life
The Irish Police Officer
(1861), Rory of the Hills (1870); RIC author; the latter remained in print; author of Curiosities of Detection, or The Sea Coast and other Tales (1862). IF IF2

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Works
The Irish Police Officer: comprising the Identification, and Other Tales founded upon remarkable trials of Ireland (London: Ward & Lock 1861), 402pp.

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References
Desmond Clarke
, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. II] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), lists Curiosities of Detection, or The Sea Coast and other Tales (1862).

Belfast Public Library holds Irish Police Officer [FICT]; also History of the Royal Irish Constabulary (1869). In the Irish Police Officer, there is a good deal of Hiberno-English, and a commentary somewhat haut-en-bas, ‘it is extraordinary how early Irish youngsters take a notion [to marry &c.].

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