Cover of: Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches | Allan Pinkerton

Download Options

Buy this book

Last edited by Ted Lienhart
April 23, 2015 | History

Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

This edition published in by G. W. Carleton

338 pages

This book is a collection of autobiographical stories of investigations by Allan Pinkerton, a Scottish immigrant who became Chicago’s first detective in 1849. In 1850 he formed a partnership later known as the ‘Pinkerton National Detective Agency’. He developed some investigative techniques such as ‘shadowing’ a suspect and ‘assuming a role’, or undercover work.

This book appeared nine years before the first Sherlock Holmes stories.

Read more

Previews available in:

Edition Availability
Cover of: Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches

Add another edition?

Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches

First published in 1878



Work Description

This book is a collection of autobiographical stories of investigations by Allan Pinkerton, a Scottish immigrant who became Chicago’s first detective in 1849. In 1850 he formed a partnership later known as the ‘Pinkerton National Detective Agency’. He developed some investigative techniques such as ‘shadowing’ a suspect and ‘assuming a role’, or undercover work.

This book appeared nine years before the first Sherlock Holmes stories.

Links outside Open Library

Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches

This edition published in by G. W. Carleton


Edition Notes

L. H. Wright, American fiction, 1876-1900, no. 4262.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20508870M
Internet Archive
criminalreminis00pinkgoog

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
April 23, 2015 Edited by Ted Lienhart Added Preview
February 10, 2011 Edited by AMillarBot merge authors
April 13, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the edition.
December 15, 2009 Edited by WorkBot link works
October 27, 2008 Created by ImportBot Imported from Internet Archive item record.