Thirty Years A Detective

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589631038
  • Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 1.33 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The Society Thief 2
Refugees from England
Stealing only Portable and Valuable Articles
A Stolen Bank Check at a Wedding
Experts at Pocket-Picking
Robberies at Funerals
Theater and Church Thieves
The Pickpocket 3
The First Career of the Professional Criminal
Going in Mobs
Waylaying Bank Depositors
The Man Who is Ever on the Watch and Cannot be Robbed
Slang Terms
Railroad Car Thieves
Stealing the Diamond Stud
Watch and Chain
Purses and Pocket-books
Street Car Thieves
The Female Thief
Store Robbers 55
A House to let
Store-rooms for Plunder
Making their Keys
Packing the Goods
Removal by Express Wagon
Through the Skylight
Selling by Sample
The Jewelry Store
The "Note Racket."
Guarding the Keys
The "Boodle" Game 70
Cupidity Greater than Judgment
The Sawdust Swindler
"A Boss Racket."
Preparing a Circular
Verdant Green
"Kin yer tell me whar I can find Mr. Sharp?"
A Dramatic Agency
The "Crooked Stuff."
Five Dollars' Worth of Jewelry
Good Money for Bad
Sawdust, C. O. D.
Hotel Thieves 82
The Hotel Proprietor as a Sufferer
Night Watchmen
Safety-locks and Chain Bolts
The Modus Operandi of the Professional Hotel Thief
An Ingenius Kit of Tools
Preparations and Precautions
The Cracksman at Work
Bar-Keys, Widdies, Nippers and Cut Wires
Entering the sleeping guest's apartment
A unique contrivance for doctoring the locks of an unoccupied room
Precautions that every guest should use
The dapper Traveling Salesman
Sneak Thieving 106
An apparent Gentleman
His Noiseless Footstep
A Bag for Booty
Skeleton Keys
Entrance to the Bank Vault
Co-operation of his Stalls
A Preference for Country Banks
Engaging the Bank Officials
Inside of a Bank
Interviewing the President and Cashier
Buying Drafts and claiming Shorts
Arguments and Re-counts
A Queer Stepladder
A stray note Dropped on the Floor
Done Up in Brown Paper
Safe Deposit Companies
Gaining Admission to the Vaults
Mingling with the Depositors
Warning Advice to Safe Deposit Companies and Customers
Daring and Successful Robbery by Sneak Thieves in New York
The office of James H. Bloodgood
$250,000 Carried Off
A Hunt for the Thieves
Watchful surveillance
Shadowing a Suspected Rendezvous
A Dashing Woman
My Detectives on the Track
Off for Baltimore and Petersburgh
The Strategy of Robert Pinkerton
Arrest and Recovery of the Bonds
Recovery of $51,000, Government Bonds, for the National Bank of Courtland, N. Y.
Palace Car Thieves 152
The Thief and His Companion
An Attractive Female
Slumbering Passengers
An Innocent Accomplice
Searching for the Thief
Mr. Potter loses some Diamonds
Mr. Bangs on the Trail
Remarkable Discovery
Advice to Travelers
Steamboat Operators 164
Mississippi River Thieves
Preliminary Arrangements
The "Weeding" Process
Stop Thief!
"Excuse my mistake, I thought this was my room."
First-class and Second-class Thieves
Smooth tongues and fair faces
The Middle-aged Clergyman
Victimized Gamblers
House Breaking 175
House Breaking as a Fine Art
A Quotation from Dickens
The English and American Professionals Contrasted
Preparations and Places
A Kit of Tools
Gaining an Entrance
The Jointed Key
Large Footprints
Servants as Accomplices
"Over the Garden Wall."
Confidence and Blackmail 190
A Social Leper
The Confidence Man about Town
A Confidence Man "Confidenced."
Purchasing Witnesses
The Medical Charlatan and his Merchant Dupe
A Pretty Law-breaker
The Blackmailer's End
The Burglar 256
Bank Burglars
Locating their Mark
Burglars and Dynamite
Brokers who open a Bank
The Oyster Dealer
The Dentist
The Shoemaker
The Barber
Inside Work
The Cashier as a Burglar's Assistant
Methods, Tools and Implements of the Burglar
A Would-be Burglar Trapped
Forgers and Forging 338
Draft Raising
An Amateur Forger
A Clever Forgery
Reminiscences of Expert Forgers
The King of Forgers
Corporations floated by Forged Securities
Wild-Cat Insurance Companies
A Forger of Many Experiences
The Bank of England Forgers
A Forger of two Continents
Counterfeiting and Counterfeiters 442
Queer Coins and Laws of Ancient Nations
A Counterfeiter of Millions
A Genius among Counterfeiters
A Hero of Balaklava as a Counterfeiter
A Prince among Counterfeiters
A Thrilling Existence
Lesser Lights
A Trio of Criminal Artists
The Express Robber 567
The Robbery of Express Companies
Two Notable Acknowledgments of my Services
A Bold Express Robbery
Clever Detective Work
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