Robert Fabian

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Robert Honey Fabian (31 January 1901 – 14 June 1978) was an English police officer, who rose to the rank of Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police.[1] After retirement from the force, he worked as crime writer.[1] His work was dramatised in the BBC drama series, Fabian of the Yard,[1] 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.[1]

Fabian appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 20 February 1956.[2]


  • —— (1950). Fabian of the Yard. Naldrett Press. 


  1. ^ a b c d Paul Lawrence, 'Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978)', first published Sept 2010, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/77433
  2. ^ "Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Robert Fabian". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2014.