1. Introduction: The Birth of the Boy Detective.- 2. The Corruption of Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Boy Detective Hero.- 3. Taming the Beast: Adolescence, Empire and the Detective's Boy Assistant.- 4. "Be Prepared!": Looming Conflict, Active Citizenship and the Rise of the Professional Boy Detective.- 5. Forever Young: The Cult of Childhood and the Schoolboy Detective.- 6. The Journey Continues? Boy Detectives beyond the Story Papers.- Appendix: Chronology.- Bibliography.- Index.
Lucy Andrew is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Chester. Her research interests are in children's and young adult literature, crime fiction and fandom. She has published on Veronica Mars and supernatural crime fiction for young readers. She is the co-editor of Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes (2013).