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Brilliant deduction : the story of real-life great detectives, Matt Kuhns

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Brilliant deduction : the story of real-life great detectives
Title
Brilliant deduction
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the story of real-life great detectives
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Matt Kuhns
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Language
eng
Summary
"Brilliant Deduction" asks the question "who are the greatest detectives ever" and then attempts to find an answer which doesn't involve fictional characters. The result is nine men whose careers in the 19th and early 20th century represent the heroic years of real-world detection, from the very first full-time professionals to the Prohibition era. Each chapter examines a different detective (or, in one case, a detective partnership) who became a legend in his own time, and in some cases a full-fledged celebrity. At the same time, the larger narrative ties these individual histories together to explore how real-life detectives rose to such fame for nearly 100 years, then fell back into obscurity.'--Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CLE
Dewey number
363.2509
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7911.A1
LC item number
K84 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Brilliant deduction : the story of real-life great detectives, Matt Kuhns
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-318) and index
Contents
Hercule poirot and H.H. Holmes -- Vidocq -- Jonathan Whicher -- Allan Pinkerton -- 'Paddington' Pollaky -- Isaiah Lees -- William and Robert Pinkerton -- William Burns -- Ellis Parker -- Sherlock Holmes and J. Edgar Hoover
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24 cm.
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Extent
322 p
Isbn
9780988250505
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012919747
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)828035100

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