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True Detective Stories

Cleveland Moffett

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Pinkerton foresaw. Brought into confinement, Dunlap and Scott were compelled, in the conduct of their affairs, to reveal the hiding-place of the booty to some other member of[46] the gang. They chose for their confidant "Red" Leary. The securities, as subsequently transpired, were at this time buried in a cellar on Sixth Avenue, near Thirty-third Street, New York. The precise spot was indicated to Leary by Mrs. Scott, who, in doing so, reminded Leary of an agreement entered into by the members of the gang before the robbery, that any one of their number who might get into trouble could, if he saw a necessity, call upon his confederates to dispose of all the securities on whatever terms were possible and use the proceeds in getting him and others—if others were in trouble also—free. At the time Leary scoffed at this agreement, but was perfectly willing, even eager, to have it enforced a little later, when, by the orders of Inspector Byrnes, he was himself arres. . . Read More

Community Reviews

despite the first letter from the first word to every story/chapter was not there. The lengths that people go to to steal money is amazing. Each story involved a lot of people and at times was hard to follow.

Great historical read

Colorful characters of truth, a time period that draws you in in each short story. It was fun to read and it’s history impressive for investigations of its time. Beware though. Some things are brutal truth and details.

Entertaining bit of history

These stories made for a bit of light reading to give me a change of pace from my usual reading habits. I think the last was my favorite because it shows the Pinkertons are human after all. Even though they recovered the money, the man still managed to escape their hands.

such a very good book

It was okay, but not mind blowing. Is this really true story?

Really interesting insight into the operations of the Pinkertons and some of their more incredible stories. quite fun to find out hours train and bank robbers used to work... and get get caught.

soooo boring. i'm sorry.

pertama, saya pikir ini buku adaptasi serial True Detective yg ga jadijadi saya tonton itu. ternyata (kesimpulan) saya kasus dalam buku ini memang kisah nyata semua. saya ga nyari tau juga, sih, hanya menerka.

sayangnya buku ini ga ditulis senyaman novel novel detektif lain be

Satu hal yang kutangkap: ternyata jaman dulu detektif punya kewenangan menangkap penjahat (hanya perlu minta surat ke pejabat kota).
Dan buku ini lebih kepada cerita kesuksesan bagaimana cara organisasi biro detektif Pinkerton menangkap penjahat. Tak ada unsur misteri bagaimana pengungkapan kasus sep

Great old stories

Fun journey through old times of crime solving before science did all the work. Great read. Would recommend to younger generations.

Good read.

Some really interesting and true stories of crimes committed yesteryear. The history of the Pinkertons is very much worth your time!

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