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Bow Street Runners and crime fiction

The Bow Street Runners, established in 1742, were the predecessors of London’s Metropolitan Police. They feature in John Dickson Carr’s 1962 historical detective novel The Demoniacs. I imagine they must have cropped up in other historical crime fiction although offhand I can’t think of any. Can anyone help me out with other examples?

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The Sir John Fielding novels?