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Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective

Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective by Frank Pinkerton
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Dyke Darrel investigates an audacious train robbery that included the murder of a friend, and embarks on a man-hunt. High Victorian serial melodrama at its best!

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DYKE DARREL THE RAILROAD DETECTIVE

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THE CRIME OF THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS

By FRANK PINKERTON

1886

CONTENTS

I. A STARTLING CRIME. II. DYKE DARREL'S TRICK. III. PROFESSOR DARLINGTON RUGGLES. IV. SCALPED. V. ELLISTON'S REBUFF. VI. DYKE DARREL'S DANGER. VII. WHAT A HANDKERCHIEF REVEALED. VIII. A PLUNGE TO DEATH. IX. WORDS THAT STARTLE. X. BLACK HOLLOW. XI. POOR SIBYL! XII. A BURNING TRAP. XIII. A SAD FATE. XIV. DYKE DARREL ASTOUNDED. XV. A BAFFLED VILLAIN. XVI. NELL MISSING. XVII NELL IN THE TOILS. XVIII. BEATEN BACK. XIX. THE DETECTIVE FOOLED. XX. OVERMATCHED BY A GIRL. XXI. A BOUT IN THE CELLAR. XXII. THE EMPTY SEAT. XXIII. DYKE DARREL ON THE TRAIL. XXIV. A RACE FOR LIFE. XXV. SAVED! XXVI. THE MYSTERIOUS WART. XXVII. THE STORY OF A WART. XXVIII. THE REVELATIONS OF A SATCHEL. XXIX. RETRIBUTION.

WON BY CRIME

CHAPTER I.

A STARTLING CRIME.

"The most audacious crime of my remembrance."

Dyke Darrel flung down the morning paper, damp from the press, and began pacing the floor... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 4, 2016
A fun old-fashioned adventure. Lots of villainy and disguise! Very good narration.
Reviewer: - September 16, 2014
Subject: Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective
The reading/production are good but the story is unfortunately lame.


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