My name is James King. I’ve been playing RPGs for nearly forty years and have been a fan of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu since its very first release. An archivist at a university in England, I also served as a police special constable for nine years. I have been studying the history of law and order for many years and I’m a regular contributor on the subject to Wikipedia. This blog is my attempt to share the information I’ve gathered over the years with other players of CoC and with anyone else who’s interested in the subject. It will primarily focus on the so-called ‘classic era’ of CoC gaming (essentially between the world wars), but I make no apologies for an occasional digression to other eras and even other subjects. However, unless otherwise specified, all information herein deals with the interwar period. I generally write in the present tense relative to the period about which I am writing.