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Great Detectives: Famous Real-life Sleuths and Their Most Baffling Cases
Great Detectives Famous Real-life Sleuths and Their Most Baffling Cases Author:Robert Liston The bold Frenchman Eugene Vidocq who disguised himself in a thousand different ways, canny Arthur Neil of Scotland Yard, famed American lawmen Allan Pinkerton, Raymond Schindler and J. Edgar Hoover -- these are some of the great detectives whose dangerous and exciting careers are described in this book, which takes young readers behind the scene... more »s into the actual world of detective work.
Robert Liston introduces these real-life sleuths as they cope with their most baffling cases. He shows them picking out seemingly insignificant clues, zeroing in on the one flaw in a suspect's story, tracking down every possible lead until, with dedication, daring, and brilliant hunches they finally solve the case. Arther Neil, for instance, spends hours re-enacting drownings in a police station to break the "Brides in the Bath" case, and in the Oakes killing, Rayond Schindler battles fellow police officers to prove an accused man innocent.
In 'Great Detectives' young readers will find all the action and suspense of the "whodunit," combined with an authoritative history of the most important advances in scientific detection from the early nineteenth century to the present day.« less