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The Somnambulist and the Detective The Murderer and the Fortune Teller   By: (1819-1884)

The Somnambulist and the Detective The Murderer and the Fortune Teller by Allan Pinkerton

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ALLAN PINKERTON'S

GREAT DETECTIVE STORIES.

1. THE MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES.

2. STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES.

3. CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES.

4. THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES.

5. THE SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES.

6. THE EXPRESSMEN AND DETECTIVES.

7. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES.

8. CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE.

9. THE MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES.

10. GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES.

11. BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES.

12. THE RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES.

13. BANK ROBBERS AND DETECTIVES.

14. THE BURGLAR'S FATE AND DETECTIVES.

15. A DOUBLE LIFE AND DETECTIVES.

16. PROFESSIONAL THIEVES AND DETECTIVES.

17. THIRTY YEARS A DETECTIVE.

18. THE SPY OF THE REBELLION.

"The mental characteristics of Allan Pinkerton were judgment as to facts, knowledge of men, the ability to concentrate his faculties on one subject, and the persistent power of will. A mysterious problem of crime, against which his life was devoted, presented to his thought, was solved almost in an instant, and seemingly by his intuitions. With half closed eyes he saw the scene in which the wrong was done, read every movement of the criminals, and reached invariably the correct conclusion as to their conduct and guilt."

A new uniform edition, cloth bound, Illustrated. Price per vol. $1.00.

G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers

NEW YORK.

[Illustration: " At this instant I flung open one of the shutters, and simultaneously I heard a cry of horror from my clerk. " Page 19.]

THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE DETECTIVE.

THE MURDERER AND THE FORTUNE TELLER.

BY ALLAN PINKERTON.

AUTHOR OF "EXPRESSMAN AND DETECTIVE," "SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES," "PROFESSIONAL THIEVES AND DETECTIVES," "RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES," "MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES," ETC., ETC.

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NEW YORK: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers.

COPYRIGHT, W. B. KEEN, COOKE & CO., 1875.

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY JOAN CHALMERS.

The Somnambulist.

PREFACE

In presenting to the public my third volume of Detective Stories, I desire to again call attention to the fact that the stories herein contained, as in the case of their predecessors in the series, are literally true. The incidents in these cases have all actually occurred as related, and there are now living many witnesses to corroborate my statements.

Maroney, the expressman, is living in Georgia, having been released during the war. Mrs. Maroney is also alive. Any one desiring to convince himself of the absolute truthfulness of this narrative can do so by examining the court records in Montgomery, Ala., where Maroney was convicted.

The facts stated in the second volume are well known to many residents of Chicago. Young Bright was in the best society during his stay at the Clifton House, and many of his friends will remember him. His father is now largely interested in business in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis. The events connected with the abduction of "The Two Sisters," will be readily recalled by W. L. Church, Esq., of Chicago, and others. The story of "Alexander Gay," the Frenchman, will be found in the criminal records of St. Louis, where he was sentenced for forgery.

So with the stories in this volume. The characters in "The Detective and the Somnambulist," will be easily recognized by many readers in the South. As the family of Drysdale are still living and holding a highly respectable place in society, the locality is not correctly given, and fictitious names are used throughout.

By reason of the peculiar nature of the circumstances, the facts narrated in "The Murderer and the Fortune Teller," are known only to a small circle, but they can readily be substantiated. Captain Sumner was never informed of the means employed to influence his sister, and his first knowledge of them will be obtained in reading this book; but he will remember his own visit to "Lucille," and will undoubtedly see that the affair was managed exactly as I have stated... Continue reading book >>




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