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The Spiritualists and the Detectives   By: (1819-1884)

The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton

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ALLAN PINKERTON'S

DETECTIVE STORIES.

VOL. V.

THE SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES.

ALLAN PINKERTON'S

GREAT DETECTIVE BOOKS.

1. MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES. 2. STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES. 3. CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES. 4. THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES. 5. SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES. 6. EXPRESSMAN AND DETECTIVES. 7. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES. 8. CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE. 9. MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES. 10. GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES. 11. BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES. 12. THE RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES. 13. BANK ROBBERS AND DETECTIVES. 14. BURGLAR'S FATE AND DETECTIVES. 15. A DOUBLE LIFE AND DETECTIVES.

These wonderful Detective Stories by Allan Pinkerton are having an unprecedented success. Their sale far exceeding one hundred thousand copies. "The interest which the reader feels from the outset is intense and resistless; he is swept along by the narrative, held by it, whether he will or no."

All beautifully illustrated, and published uniform with this volume. Price $1.50 each. Sold by all booksellers, and sent free by mail, on receipt of price, by

G. W. CARLETON & CO., Publishers, New York.

THE SPIRITUALISTS AND THE DETECTIVES.

BY

ALLAN PINKERTON,

AUTHOR OF "THE EXPRESSMAN AND THE DETECTIVE," "CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE," "THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE DETECTIVE," "THE MODEL TOWN AND THE DETECTIVES," ETC.

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NEW YORK: G. W. Dillingham, Publisher , SUCCESSOR TO G. W. CARLETON & CO. LONDON: S. LOW, SON & CO. MDCCCLXXXIX.

COPYRIGHTED, 1876, BY ALLAN PINKERTON

TROW'S PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING CO., PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS, 205 213 East 12th St. , NEW YORK.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

"Kal'm'zoo!" The Home of the Nettletons. Lilly Nettleton. A wild Heart and a burning Brain. 13

CHAPTER II.

The "Circuit Rider." Mr. Pinkerton and these Gospel Knights Errant in the early Days. The Rev. Mr. Bland appears. "And Satan came also!" A "charge" is established. A Compact "where the golden maple leaves fall." Bland departs. "The scared form of a young Woman steals away from her Home!" 19

CHAPTER III.

Lilly in Detroit. First and last Remorse. The reverend Villain and his Victim enjoy the Hospitality of the Michigan Exchange Hotel. A Scene. "Bland, am I to go to your Mother's, as you promised?" The Clergyman(?) "crazed." Everything, save Respectability. A Woman's Will. And a Man's Cajolement. 27

CHAPTER IV.

Tells how the Rev. Mr. Bland preached a Funeral Sermon. Shows a dainty Cottage, holding more than the Neighbors knew. Installs Lilly as a Clergyman's Mistress. Reverts to a Desolate Home. Introduces Dick Hosford, a returned "Forty Niner," who begins a despairing Search. And shows that unholy, as well as true Love, does not always run smoothly. 33

CHAPTER V.

Reckless Fancies. The "Cursed Church Interests." Bland's "little Bird" becomes a busy Bird. Merges into a great Raven of the Night. Gathers together Valuables. And while a folded Handkerchief lies across the Clergyman's Face, steals away into the Storm and the Night. Gone! "Are ye all dead in there?" Drifting together. "Don't give the Gal that Ticket!" A great hearted Man. The Rev. Bland officiates at a Wedding. Competence and Contentment. 39

CHAPTER VI.

Mr. Pinkerton is called upon. Mr. Harcout, a ministerial looking Man, with an After dinner Voice, appears. A Case with a Woman in it, as is usually the case... Continue reading book >>




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