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Friday, April 25, 2008

PINKERTON”S AT IT AGAIN!

No wonder he became famous- this Scottish sleuth was apparently a lean, mean writing machine!

Thirty years a detective : a thorough and comprehensive exposé of criminal practices of all grades and classes, containing numerous episodes of personal experience in the detection of criminals, and covering a period of thirty years' active detective life (1884)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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Book Contributor: University of California Libraries
Language: English

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Criminal reminiscences and detective sketches (1879)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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Language: English

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The detective and the somnambulist. The murderer and the fortune teller (1877)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto
Language: English

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The model town and the detectives : Bryon as a detective ; [The hard life of the detective] (1876)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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The spiritualists and the detectives (1889)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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The spy of the rebellion : being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public (1886)

Author: Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
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Book Contributor: University of California Libraries
Language: English

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NOTE: According to Wikipedia, it's likely most, if not all, of the Pinkerton books were written by ghostwriters, although Pinkerton likely contributed personal recollections, plot ideas, and gave his full approval to finished projects appearing during his lifetime:

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By the way, Pinkerton died after biting his tongue during a nasty fall. He didn’t see a doctor about the bite, and later died due to complications from it. Truth really is stranger than fiction!

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