Robert Honey Fabian
31 January 1901
|Died||14 June 1978 77)(aged|
One biographical account of Fabian credits him with the capture of Robert Augustus Delaney, the first known cat burglar.
After retirement from the force, he worked as crime writer. His work was dramatised in the BBC drama series, 1954-56, Fabian of the Yard, based on his book of the same name (in reference to New Scotland Yard). Each episode ended with an epilogue in which Fabian described the real-life case on which the preceding story had been based. It is written that Fabian took up gardening after his retirement from the Metropolitan Police.
He subsequently wrote a somewhat salacious but revelatory account of Soho's vice trade in London After Dark..
- Fabian of the Yard. Naldrett Press. 1950.
- London After Dark. Naldrett Press. 1954.
- Deming, Richard (1963). Famous Investigators. Whitman.