True Crime: Pinkerton National Detective Agency

True Crime: Pinkerton National Detective Agency
A Book

by Allan Pinkerton

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2018-11-02
  • Pages : 1167
  • ISBN : 8027246210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Pinkerton National Detective Agency is a private security guard and detective agency established in the United States by Scotsman Allan Pinkerton in 1850. Table of Contents: The Expressman and the Detective The Somnambulist and the Detective The Murderer and the Fortune Teller The Spiritualists and the Detectives Mississippi Outlaws and the Detectives Don Pedro and the Detectives Poisoner and the Detectives Bucholz and the Detectives The Burglar's Fate and the Detectives

True Crime Detective Stories from the Archives of the Pinkertons

True Crime Detective Stories from the Archives of the Pinkertons
A Book

by Cleveland Moffett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-11-23
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9781440456602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book details the results of Pinkerton's investigationsinto a number of major robberies. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency, usually shortened to the Pinkertons, was a private U.S. security guard and detective agency established by Allan Pinkerton in1850.

The Murderer and the Fortune Teller

The Murderer and the Fortune Teller
A Book

by Allan Pinkerton

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press / Black Squirrel Books
  • Release : 2020-11-10
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9781606354162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kent State University Press is excited to reissue these classic true crime detective stories by Allan Pinkerton, the Scottish American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. His agency was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power, and its well-known logo of a large, unblinking eye actually served as inspiration for the term "private eye." In The Murderer and the Fortune Teller, Captain J. N. Sumner from Springfield, Massachusetts, hires Pinkerton to help solve a crime involving his sisters and the deed to a family farm. His younger sister Annie falls under the charms of a married man, Mr. Pattmore, who promises to marry Annie once his wife and her brother are out of the way. Captain Sumner possesses an opal ring with a stone that appears to foretell events. After suddenly falling violently ill, he becomes convinced his sister is trying to poison him to get his fortune and, more importantly, his ring. Recognizing Annie's superstitious nature, Pinkerton has one of his female detectives pose as a fortune teller to meet with Annie. But it soon becomes clear that Pinkerton may have gotten more than he bargained for. Is Annie actually trying to kill her brother, or is she being controlled by a much more sinister force? Is Captain Sumner's ring genuine? So unfolds this tale of adultery, politics, superstition, manipulation, and murder.

Bank Robbers and the Detectives

Bank Robbers and the Detectives
A Book

by Allan Pinkerton

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press / Black Squirrel Books
  • Release : 2020-11-10
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781606354148
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kent State University Press is excited to reissue these classic true crime detective stories by Allan Pinkerton, the Scottish American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. His agency was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power, and its well-known logo of a large, unblinking eye actually served as inspiration for the term "private eye." In Bank Robbers and the Detectives, Pinkerton receives a telegram that reads, "First National Bank robbed, please come, or send at once" from Thomas Locke in Somerset, Michigan. He sets off to investigate the crime. After journeying to the quaint town in a blizzard, the detective learns that $65,000 of treasury bonds, notes, and cash had disappeared from the bank's vault overnight. Only one man knew the combination: the bank's cashier, Mr. Norton. When Pinkerton's subsequent examination of the crime scene reveals no signs of forced entry, it starts to look like Mr. Norton committed the crime. But if Pinkerton has learned anything during his three decades of detective work, it is that initial appearances are often deceiving, and he narrows the investigation down to three suspects close to the cashier. However, he soon discovers that the promise of exorbitant wealth can tempt even the most honorable man to commit treacherous crimes.

Uncle John's True Crime

Uncle John's True Crime
A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-09-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1607106787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You'll be on the edge of your seat reading tales of cops, robbers, criminals, and lawyers with this little tome that packs a lot of heat. Do you like to read great stories? This book is loaded with them! We've rounded up the best cops-and-robber articles we've ever done--plus a rogue's gallery of new offenders. You'll read about dumb crooks and criminal masterminds, mafia henchman and low-level goons, ancient warriors and Old West gunslingers, crazed cops and jovial judges, and even a few loony lawyers and crooked Wall Street types. It's the True Crime book that only Uncle John could make! Here are some of the unusual suspects . . . * New York City’s "Mad Bomber" * The Biddle Brothers and the Queen of the Jail * Law and Order: Special Pants Unit * Dopes who hide their dope in the strangest places * America's first private eye * NASCAR's bootlegging beginnings * The real pirates of the Caribbean * Why CSI makes the cops' job even harder * Billy the Kid and other outlaws who died with their boots on * George Luger, Samuel Colt, and other fathers of guns * The greatest train robberies * Arrested for farting * And much more!

A Double Life and the Detectives

A Double Life and the Detectives
A Book

by Allan Pinkerton

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press / Black Squirrel Books
  • Release : 2021-09-14
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781606354339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kent State University Press is excited to reissue these classic true crime detective stories by Allan Pinkerton, the Scottish American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. His agency was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power, and its well-known logo of a large, unblinking eye actually served as inspiration for the term "private eye." Detective Allan Pinkerton and his associates, including the indispensable Mr. Bangs, travel to Troyville, Pennsylvania--a beautiful village known for its rural beauty and community of farmers--to investigate the robbery of the Howard Express Company. The thieves made off with nearly $15,000 and vanished. Pinkerton learns that two suspicious men had arrived in town the morning before the robbery, and he races to track them down and discover their connection, if any, to the robbery. Meanwhile, in Oaklands, Indiana, the narrative follows Archibald MacDonald, a well-regarded member of his community who is noted for his good judgment, respected for his agricultural knowledge, and well known as an influence on local politics. A dedicated family man, MacDonald struggles to find the means to fund his children's higher education. As Pinkerton and his associates piece together the mystery, an important clue emerges: a torn envelope recovered from the robbery scene, with MacDonald's name and address on it. What is MacDonald's connection to the robbery? Is he one of the two men suspected of being involved? Could such an upstanding pillar of his community really be secretly involved in criminal activities? The crime described in A Double Life and the Detectives is less of a whodunit and more of a whydunit. As Pinkerton learns, societal pressure to keep up appearances and provide for family can have disastrous consequences, driving otherwise respectable people to commit brazen crimes.

True Crime Stories of Eastern North Carolina

True Crime Stories of Eastern North Carolina
A Book

by Cathy Pickens

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2020-05-11
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1467145114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eastern North Carolina is a land of contrasts, and its crime stories bear this out. A lovelorn war hero or a stalker? Conniving wife or consummate homemaker? Murder or suicide? The answers can be as puzzling as the questions. Mystery author Cathy Pickens details an assortment of quirky cases, including a duo of poisoning cases more than one hundred years apart, a band of folk hero swamp outlaws, sex swingers and a couple of mummies. Each story has, in its way, helped define Eastern North Carolina and its history.

True Crime Chronicles, Volume Two

True Crime Chronicles, Volume Two
Serial Killers, Outlaws, and Justice ... Real Crime Stories From The 1800s

by Anonim

  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Release : 2020-12-08
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1952225418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newspaper reports of Jack the Ripper, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and others compiled by the New York Times–bestselling author. Former detective and bestselling author Mike Rothmiller has brought together classic works of journalism that will take the reader on a fascinating journey back in time to when these horrific tales mesmerized a nation. Some may find these articles and their descriptions of people and crimes shocking by today’s standards, but they are representative of the most colorful true crime stories of the day True Crime Chronicles, Volume Two includes stories about Billy the Kid, Jesse James, the legendary “Jack the Ripper,” Lizzie Halliday, Anna Maria Zwanziger, Jack the Haircutter, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Nebraska Murderer, and many more shocking stories. Follow along as these reporters from another century visit the crime scenes, interview witnesses, and pen the stories of murder, evil, and swift frontier justice.

The Railroad Forger and the Detectives

The Railroad Forger and the Detectives
A Book

by Allan Pinkerton

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press / Black Squirrel Books
  • Release : 2021-09-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781606354346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kent State University Press is excited to reissue these classic true crime detective stories by Allan Pinkerton, the Scottish American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. His agency was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power, and its well-known logo of a large, unblinking eye actually served as inspiration for the term "private eye." In The Railroad Forger and the Detectives, real estate agent Thomas H. Cone vanishes suddenly. At the same time, the Pinkerton Detective Agency's Philadelphia branch, helmed by Mr. Linden, is hired by the Adams Express railroad company to investigate a draft forgery case. Two checks totaling more than $1,200 had been intercepted in the mail and falsely endorsed by none other than Mr. Thomas Cone! As the investigation heats up, Linden discovers that this crime is just the latest in a string of similar forgeries, which initially do not seem to be connected; the forgers are scattered across the country and seemingly have no relation to one another. Linden retraces Cone's whereabouts, beginning with his rented office space. The deserted office initially yields few clues until Linden spots Cone's blotting sheet. From a tangle of ink stains, Linden uncovers the address for a William R. Wales in Redrock, Ohio. Sensing a pattern, Linden is determined to find out if there is a gang of forgers, if William Wales is somehow involved, or if Cone has acted alone under a variety of aliases. A thrilling, fictionalized account of crime in the railroad business, The Railroad Forger and the Detectives is a tale of greed and an elaborate scheme--one only the Pinkerton Detective Agency can bring down.

Heists

Heists
Gripping Exposes of the World's Most Notorious Robberies

by Joseph Cummins

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 145962095X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of eighteen of the world's most audacious robberies - tales of ransom, revenge and old fashioned stick-ups.

Bluebeard

Bluebeard
A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

by Casie Hermansson

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1604733535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial victims are secreted from his latest bride. She is given all the keys but forbidden to open one door of the castle. Astonishingly, this fairy tale was a nursery room staple, one of the tales translated into English from Charles Perrault's French Mother Goose Tales . Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition is the first major study of the tale and its many variants (some, like Mr. Fox, native to England and America) in English: from the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century chapbooks, children's toybooks, pantomimes, melodramas, and circus spectaculars, through the twentieth century in music, literature, art, film, and theater. Chronicling the story's permutations, the book presents examples of English true-crime figures, male and female, called Bluebeards, from King Henry VIII to present-day examples. Bluebeard explores rare chapbooks and their illustrations and the English transformation of Bluebeard into a scimitar-wielding Turkish tyrant in a massively influential melodramatic spectacle in 1798. Following the killer's trail over the years, Casie E. Hermansson looks at the impact of nineteenth-century translations into English of the German fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, and the particularly English story of how Bluebeard came to be known as a pirate. This book will provide readers and scholars an invaluable and thorough grasp on the many strands of this tale over centuries of telling.

The Pinks

The Pinks
The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency

by Chris Enss

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-07-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1493030663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The true story of Kate Warne and the other women who served as Pinkertons, fulfilling the adage, “Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History.” Most students of the Old West and American law enforcement history know the story of the notorious and ruthless Pinkerton Detective Agency and the legends behind their role in establishing the Secret Service and tangling with Old West Outlaws. But the true story of Kate Warne, an operative of the Pinkerton Agency and the first woman detective in America—and the stories of the other women who served their country as part of the storied crew of crime fighters—are not well known. For the first time, the stories of these intrepid women are collected here and richly illustrated throughout with numerous historical photographs. From Kate Warne’s probable affair with Allan Pinkerton, and her part in saving the life of Abraham Lincoln in 1861 to the lives and careers of the other women who broke out of the Cult of True Womanhood in pursuit of justice, these true stories add another dimension to our understanding of American history.

Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs

Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs
Being a story of the nation’s most famous (and infamous) detective agency

by S. Paul O'Hara

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2016-10-18
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1421420570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ultimately, Inventing the Pinkertons is a gripping look at how the histories of American capitalism, industrial folklore, and the nation-state converged.

True Crime Narratives

True Crime Narratives
An Annotated Bibliography

by Ben Harrison

  • Publisher : Magill Bibliographies
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Takes the reader on an exploration of this genre, from the mid-nineteenth century through 1993.

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series
Pamphlets, serials, and contributions to periodicals. Part 1B

by Library of Congress. Copyright Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of American Crime Fiction

A History of American Crime Fiction
A Book

by Chris Raczkowski

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108548431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of American Crime Fiction places crime fiction within a context of aesthetic practices and experiments, intellectual concerns, and historical debates generally reserved for canonical literary history. Toward that end, the book is divided into sections that reflect the periods that commonly organize American literary history, with chapters highlighting crime fiction's reciprocal relationships with early American literature, romanticism, realism, modernism and postmodernism. It surveys everything from 17th-century execution sermons, the detective fiction of Harriet Spofford and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, to the films of David Lynch, HBO's The Sopranos, and the podcast Serial, while engaging a wide variety of critical methods. As a result, this book expands crime fiction's significance beyond the boundaries of popular genres and explores the symbiosis between crime fiction and canonical literature that sustains and energizes both.

Swedish Cops

Swedish Cops
From Sjöwall and Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson

by Michael Tapper

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 1783201886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cop in the Twilight Land: Swedish Police Narratives 1965-2010 considers Swedish culture and ideas in the period 1965-2010 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. It takes the Swedish police narrative tradition to be part and parcel of the European history of ideas and culture; a history that necessarily comprises America, by extension a European colonial power, which in the process of constructing its national identity eradicated its native population. From being a feared and despised the police emerged as a hero and part of the modern social project of the welfare state after World War II. Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall-Wahlöö established a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the Swedish welfare state under the Social Democratic government. With varying political affiliations this has been carried on by authors such as Olov Svedelid, Leif GW Persson, Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, Stieg Larsson and film such as "Beck", "Wallander" and "Johan Falk".

Murder Most Russian

Murder Most Russian
True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

by Louise McReynolds

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 080146546X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds draws on a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II. For the first time in Russian history, the accused were placed in the hands of juries of common citizens in courtrooms that were open to the press. Drawing on a wide array of sources, McReynolds reconstructs murders that gripped Russian society, from the case of Andrei Gilevich, who advertised for a personal secretary and beheaded the respondent as a way of perpetrating insurance fraud, to the beating death of Marianna Time at the hands of two young aristocrats who hoped to steal her diamond earrings. As McReynolds shows, newspapers covered such trials extensively, transforming the courtroom into the most public site in Russia for deliberation about legality and justice. To understand the cultural and social consequences of murder in late imperial Russia, she analyzes the discussions that arose among the emergent professional criminologists, defense attorneys, and expert forensic witnesses about what made a defendant’s behavior "criminal." She also deftly connects real criminal trials to the burgeoning literary genre of crime fiction and fruitfully compares the Russian case to examples of crimes both from Western Europe and the United States in this period. Murder Most Russian will appeal not only to readers interested in Russian culture and true crime but also to historians who study criminology, urbanization, the role of the social sciences in forging the modern state, evolving notions of the self and the psyche, the instability of gender norms, and sensationalism in the modern media.

Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner (A Historical True Crime Short)

Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner (A Historical True Crime Short)

by R. Barri Flowers

  • Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
  • Release : 2017-03-17
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and Murder of the Banker's Daughter comes the historical true crime short, Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner.

Murder Out Yonder

Murder Out Yonder
True Crime Stories from America's Frontier

by Stewart H. Holbrook

  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 2016-04-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0486811859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a brisk, colorful, and cleverly recounted selection of ten crimes," this gripping book ventures into rural America to uncover true tales of homicide. From "Death and Times of a Prophet," involving a hypnotic Oregon revivalist known as Joshua the Second, to "Who Called on Sarah Meservey?," an account of the mysterious slaying of a Maine sea captain’s wife, these reports of backwoods bloodletting crackle with suspense. Culprits include Belle Gunness, a lady Bluebeard who dispatched numerous victims; Harry Orchard, a bomber who haunted Colorado mines; conman Harry T. Hayward, America's first documented serial killer; and other cutthroats. Author Stewart Hall Holbrook (1893–1964) worked as a lumberjack, actor, cartoonist, artillery man, and editor. His lively books on American history cover topics as diverse as the timber industry, the Wobblies, Ethan Allen, and eccentrics of the Pacific Northwest. Murder Out Yonder ranges from coast to coast to offer a fascinating variety of real-life crime stories.