Classic Detective Stories by Allan Pinkterton [NOOK Book]

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CLASSIC DETECTIVE STORIES BY ALLAN PINKERTON includes four novels by the founder of the first private detective agency in the United States, Allan Pinkerton. Pinkerton rose to fame in the mid-19th century after solving a number of railroad robberies and preventing an assassination attempt on Abraham Lincoln. In addition to detective work, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency also served as hired guns for the anti-labor movement and private guards for the rich and powerful, including Lincoln. As a writer, ...
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Classic Detective Stories by Allan Pinkterton

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Overview

CLASSIC DETECTIVE STORIES BY ALLAN PINKERTON includes four novels by the founder of the first private detective agency in the United States, Allan Pinkerton. Pinkerton rose to fame in the mid-19th century after solving a number of railroad robberies and preventing an assassination attempt on Abraham Lincoln. In addition to detective work, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency also served as hired guns for the anti-labor movement and private guards for the rich and powerful, including Lincoln. As a writer, Pinkerton capitalized on his fame, turning out several bestselling novels during his career. Includes an active table of contents with back-linking for easy navigation.

• Bucholz and the Detectives
• The Burglar’s Fate and the Detectives
• The Expressman and the Detective
• The Somnambulist and the Detective
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012572745
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 516 KB

Meet the Author

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) was a Scottish-born American detective and writer. After immigrating to the United States at 23, Pinkerton became the first detective on the Chicago police force in 1849. In the 1850s, he co-founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which engaged in private investigations, security, and strikebreaking. The agency's logo was an open eye surrounded by the motto "we never sleep," giving rise to the term "private eye." During the Civil War, Pinkerton headed the U.S. Intelligence Service (the forerunner to the Secret Service) and foiled an assassination plot against the president. In the post-war years Pinkerton turned to writing, while his agency pursued train robbers and engaged in several notorious and violent confrontations with the labor movement.
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