Fifty Years a Detective: 35 Real Detective Stories by Thomas Furlong

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Author Furlong, Thomas, 1844-
LoC No. 12013872
Title Fifty Years a Detective: 35 Real Detective Stories
Alternate Title 50 Years a Detective: Thirty-five Real Detective Stories
Contents Preface -- Sidelights on the business -- The Preller murder case -- The big cotton swindle -- A remarkable case -- Tracing train wreckers -- "Moonshining" in the oil regions -- The capture of Wess Watts -- Solving a trunk mystery -- The Glencoe train robbery -- Running down the revolutionists -- A Dallas murder avenged -- The toughest of tough towns -- The Rohan Express robbery -- Arrest of Lawrence Poyneer -- Ticket forgers run down -- Conviction of John Collins -- Fred Erfert's fall from grace -- Battle with would-be bandits -- The great Pittsburg strike -- Murder of conductor Frazier -- Fight with a maniac -- Decoying a bad man -- Tragic death of Bill Casey -- Subduing a notorious bully -- A ruse that worked -- Charlie Dalton, outlaw -- Conspirators handed a lemon -- The big southwest strike -- Why I oppose rewards -- Why I am opposed to hanging -- A crooked doctor's crime -- Capture of a clever swindler -- Long hunt for a defaulter -- George Hersogg's downfall.
Credits E-text prepared by Martin Pettit and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team ( from page images generously made available by Internet Archive (
Language English
LoC Class HV: Social sciences: Social pathology, Social and Public Welfare
Subject Crime -- United States
Subject Detectives
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EBook-No. 58576
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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