The Detective s Assistant

Detective's Assistant is a work of fiction, and Nell Warne exists only in the pages
of this book. But Kate Warne was a very real person. She and the characters of
Allan Pinkerton, Timothy Webster, Hattie Lawton, George H. Bangs, and, of
course, ...

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316403504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

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Kate Hannigan. The Detective's ASSistant By Kate Hannigan LITTLE, BROWN
AND COMPANY NEW YORK BOSTON Copyright This book is a work of fiction.
Names, characters,

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316264068

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

ROBERT BARR Ultimate Collection 20 Novels 65 Detective Stories

cried the girl; "I am not going to admit to anyone that I have been acting as a
detective's assistant. You had no right to bring me here. I must go at once. If I had
known this I would not have come." "It won't take you five minutes," pleaded
Cadbury ...

Author: Robert Barr

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075832894

Category: Fiction

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This Robert Barr collection is formatted to the highest digital standards. The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. Detective Stories The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont Jennie Baxter, Journalist Parody of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs The Adventure of the Second Swag Stories of Revenge! An Alpine Divorce Which Was The Murderer? A Dynamite Explosion An Electrical Slip The Vengeance of the Dead Over The Stelvio Pass The Hour and the Man "And the Rigour of the Game" . . . Face and the Mask The Woman of Stone The Chemistry of Anarchy The Fear of It The Metamorphoses of Johnson The Reclamation of Joe Hollends The Type-Written Letter A New Explosive The Great Pegram Mystery Playing With Marked Cards . . . Other Short Stories The Count's Apology Converted An Invitation The Long Ladder "Gentlemen: The King!" The Hour-Glass In a Steamer Chair Mrs. Tremain A Society for the Reformation of Poker Players The Terrible Experience of Plodkins A Case of Fever How the Captain Got His Steamer Out Miss McMillan "How Finley McGillis Held the Pier" How to Write a Short Story . . . Novels Tekla In the Midst of Alarms From Whose Bourne One Day's Courtship The Herald's of Fame The Strong Arm A Woman Intervenes A Prince of Good Fellows The O'Ruddy, A Romance (with Stephen Crane) A Rock in the Baltic The Measure of the Rule The Sword Maker Young Lord Stranleigh Lord Stranleigh Abroad Lady Eleanor: Lawbreaker Cardillac A Chicago Princess Over the Border The Victors Literary Article "Canadian literature" Robert Barr (1849–1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. His famous detective character Eugéne Valmont, fashioned after Sherlock Holmes, is said to be the inspiration behind Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.

Laws of the State of New York

The superintendent of police shall nominate , and the Assistant board of police
shall appoint from among the patrolmen detailed as tendent . detectives , one
assistant superintendent of police , who shall be removable as such assistant ...

Author: New York (State)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105063494657

Category: Session laws


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A Conspiracy of Faith

As the detective's assistant caught up with him at the end of the lane, Pope began
to slash at the air in front of him like a madman. Something inside him had
snapped. But the policeman dived at his legs, and the two of them went headlong
into ...

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101624210

Category: Fiction

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Detective Carl Mørck and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage—her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself...

The Assistant

Detective Minogue turned to him. “Who're you?” “He's my clerk,” explained Morris
. The detective unbuttoned his overcoat and took a clean handkerchief out of his
suit pocket. “Do me a favor,” he said to Frank. “Tie this around his puss.” “I would

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466805002

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store. Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers. "His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970

The Detective MEGAPACK

THE. ASSISTANT. MURDERER,. by. Dashiell. Hammett. Gold on the door, edged
with black, said Alexander Rush, Private Detective . Inside, an ugly man sat tilted
back in a chair, his feet on a yellow desk . The office was in no way lovely.

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434446817

Category: Fiction

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The Detective Megapack presents 30 choice mysteries, spanning the Victorian age through modern times. From Dashiell Hammet to Arthur Conan Doyle, from Vincent Starrett to Johnston McCulley -- there is something for every fan of detective tales! ARSON PLUS, by Dashiell Hammett IT TORE THE LAUGH FROM MY THROAT, by Meriah L Crawford THE TAGGART ASSIGNMENT, by Vincent Starrett TOMORROW’S DEAD, by David Dean THE FLAMING PHANTOM, by Jacques Futrelle MESSAGE IN THE SAND, by John L. French THE ASSISTANT MURDERER, by Dashiell Hammett ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, by C.J. Henderson THE RED THUMB MARK, by R. Austin Freeman MONSIEUR LECOQ, by Emile Gaboriau THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe HELL-BENT FOR THE MORGUE, by Don Larson DEATH OF THE FLUTE, by Arthur J. Burks OH FANNY, by Raymond Lester CLANCY, DETECTIVE, By H. Bedford-Jones THE TATTOOED MAN, by William J. Makin TRIGGER MEN, by Eustace Cockrell BUTTERFLY OF DEATH, by Harold Gluck MY BONNIE LIES..., by Ted Hertel THUBWAY THAM, FASHION PLATE, by Johnston McCulley THE MURDER AT TROYTE’S HILL, by Catherine Louisa Pirkis THE AFFAIR OF THE CORRIDOR EXPRESS, by Victor L. Whitechurch SECRET SUGGESTION, by Vincent H. O’Neil THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle BLACK SUNRISE, by Jack Halliday THE LION’S SMILE, by Thomas W. Hanshew THE NAIL, by Pedro de Alarçon THE ROME EXPRESS, by Arthur Griffiths IN THE FOG, by Richard Harding Davis OFFICER DOWN, by Robert J. Mendenhall And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the entries in Wildside's "Megapack" series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!

The Boy Detective Fails

Trouble began the following year when Caroline, bored with always being the
boy detective's assistant, requested a magic set for Christmas. That wonderful
morning, the silver Christmas tree blooming with false white light, Caroline tore ...

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781936070497

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this “charming” and melancholic novel, a former child sleuth “investigates the hard-to-crack case of Lost Innocence” (Entertainment Weekly). A Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist Book of the Year In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy befriends two lonely, extraordinary children—one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, he experiences the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job; encounters a beautiful, desperate pickpocket; and confronts the nearly impossible solution to his sister’s case. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown. “Haunted by the mystery of his sister’s death and feeling that a lapse in his sleuthing may be to blame, Billy is determined to find out the reason for her suicide and to punish those responsible . . . The story of Billy’s search for truth, love and redemption is surprising and absorbing. Swaddled in melancholy and gentle humor, it builds in power as the clues pile up.” —Publishers Weekly “The author gives Billy a gallery of rogues to combat and even sends him to investigate the Convocation of Evil at a local hotel (‘Featured Panel: To Wear a Mask?’). Meno sets himself a complicated task, marooning his straight-arrow, pulp-fiction protagonist in a world uglier than the Bobbsey Twins ever faced but refusing to go for satire. Instead, the author takes his compulsive investigator at face value.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Comedic, imaginative, empathic . . . investigates the precincts of grief [and] our longing to combat chaos with reason.” —Booklist

The No 2 Global Detective

Her assistant has passed her a Petri dish of some of the butter-yellow emollient
they use as a humectant to increase the water-holding capacity of the body's
stratum corneum, as well as to provide a layer of oil on the surface of the skin
which ...

Author: Toby Clements

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781782114222

Category: Fiction

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The bestselling author of The Asti Spumanti Code offers a globe-hopping spoof of contemporary fiction’s most famous detectives. Cuff College of Transgression and Pathology, Oxford, is the Alma Mater of the world’s most famous fictional detectives. But when a body is discovered in the Cuff College library, the police are baffled. The only clues to the crime are the enormous spear sticking out of the victim’s chest, and the price tag from an IKEA duvet. It looks like a case for junior lecturer Tom Hurst. Though, from Tom’s perspective, it looks like a job for almost anyone else. Breaking every rule of the whodunnit genre, Tom recruits four of the College's most celebrated graduates to find the killer: from Botswana, Mma Delicious Ontoaste; from Sweden, Inspector Burt Colander; from Scotland, Inspector Scott Rhombus; from America, Doctor Faye Carpaccia. Together, perhaps these international supersleuths can solve the case—if only they can stop arguing and get to IKEA before it shuts. Revisiting—and rewriting—some of the most famous crime novels of recent times, Toby Clements offers four thrillers in one in this uproarious murder mystery that will seem oddly familiar to readers of Alexander McCall Smith, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell.

The Complete Christie

... with Hastings as his chief assistant. While generally kind to his friend, Poirot
had little regard for Hastings' intellect and even less for his skills as a detective.
Once, he lamented that Hastings was often a complete imbecile. Nevertheless,
this ...

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671028312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

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Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.

Latin American Mystery Writers

This book is a perfect model for Tzvetan Todorov's typology of detective fiction,
which states that there must always be two ... by tracking the investigation of the
other suspects and relationships by the detective Ericourt and his young assistant
, ...

Author: Darrell B. Lockhart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305544

Category: Literary Criticism

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

Willie the Actor

'This is Thomas Cullen, Assistant District Attorney, and these are detectives
Morrisey and Smith. ' 'Sit down, Sutton,' said the assistant DA. Bill sat in a chair
which had been placed at a right angle from the warden's desk, facing the
assistant DA ...

Author: David Barry

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781849897112

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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Glancing quickly over the bar, he saw the bartender lying face down in a pool of blood, senselessly gunned down simply because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. New York City in the prohibition era, and Bill Sutton's wife thinks he earns an honest crust as a rent collector. Instead, he leads an extraordinary double-life as 'Willie the Actor', a notorious bank robber. Based on a true story, the novel's protagonist is a gentle gunman who never once fires a shot.But it was believed he was jinxed and almost everyone he works with comes to a violent end.

Policing Women

Before the fathers arrived to claim their daughters, male police detectives picked
up and interrogated the girls, then, at 1:30 A.M., turned them over to Van Winkle's
night assistant at the detention home. Shortly past dawn the next morning, the ...

Author: Janis Appier

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566395607

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Today, we take female police officers and workers for granted. But what is the truth behind the scenes? Author Janis Appier traces the origins of women in police work beginning in 1910, explaining how pioneer policewomen's struggles to gain footholds in big city police departments ironically helped to make modern police work one of the more male dominated occupations in the United States. 12 illustrations.

Mama s Boy

Peter Hühn posits in “The Detective as Reader: Narrativity and Reading
Concepts in Detective Fiction” (1987) that a detective ... Asarule, the assistant isa
characterbound narrator whofaithfully chronicles thedetective's actions without
properly ...

Author: Roel van den Oever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137295088

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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In postwar America, the discourse of Momism advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The Grotto, by Grace Zaring Stone, Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, to offer new commentary on canonical texts, a particular moment in American culture, and future reading strategies.

See What I See

My assistant will take the children to my office.” “What's wrong? Oh god, what's
wrong?” Momma says to him as the tears flow down her face. Detective Marks's
assistant takes us to the elevator. Ray starts to cry, “I want my daddy.” I hold him ...

Author: Craig E. Whitsey

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781634173902

Category: Self-Help

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Being blessed to have traveled extensively around the world, I have had the pleasure to truly see the differences and the similarities of all humans upon this earth. It is not an easy thing to see people suffering in their lives and not be moved to some kind of action or at the least speak openly about it. Bringing attention to things that can be changed, that often is ignored, because no one wants to be responsible for speaking out against wrong. Seeing that if a situation isn't directly affecting a person, then it seems to not be important to help change it. I am compelled to often write about the common things in life that effects every human, yet for some reason or another, no one wants to address. Life is about growth, not living in denial about what can be made right. Everyone in this life deserves a chance to have joy, peace and happiness, without others pressing their ways upon them. I believe that, we are our worst enemies and until we come to the realization that most of our suffering in life comes from ourselves, and we have the power within ourselves to change that. Then and only then will this world be the place it was intended to be. I encourage all who read this book, to be encouraged, and know that there is nothing in this world you can't overcome. Just believe in yourself, and never give up.

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Even NickCarter participates in some portions ofthe olddetective motif,
beinginitially introduced as theson of thevenerable Old Sim Carter,and regularly
mentoring young detective assistants himself. Forthe most part,'Old' detectives
are ...

Author: P. Bedore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137288653

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses—theorized as contamination and containment—explain detective fiction's ongoing popular appeal to readers and to writers such as Twain and Faulkner.

Panamanian Tundra

The younger assistant detective welcomed the room's cold air as the sight of the
wide opened chest cavity made him feel ... Severson hovered over the cavity,
turned toward the detectives and winked . . . traces of a smile escaping beneath
his ...

Author: Michael Pinchot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462842445

Category: Fiction

Page: 649

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The Reagan-Bush Just Say No drug prevention program has plummeted Panamanian General Manuel Noriegas CIA shared drug profits to a personal threatening low. The dictator launches an operation to establish a northern drug trafficking route, exclusive of the CIA, in order to provide funds necessary to sustain his military dictatorship. Mike Majors, an American street wise engineering consultant, is coerced into the operation due to his made to order involvement on a petroleum project triangulating Louisianas Cajun country, Alaskas Prudhoe Bay, and Panama. Panamanian intelligence agent Evangelista Alcantara, a former Miss Panama, is charged with sexually entrapping Majors, happily married with three children, into Tundras web. Between Majors, the CIA, the Vatican, the White House boiler-room, and, surprisingly Evangelista, Noriega and Bush get more than they bargained for.

Death of the Gay Deceiver

The detectives looked up to see a tall, skinny man in his fifties grinning nervously
at them, exposing large yellow teeth beneath a graying, ... As Herb and Maggie
talked with Kolbe, an assistant from the Medical Examiner's office arrived.

Author: Beverly Litlejohn

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781553957010

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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An elegantly dressed corpse in the outside stairwell of a Midtown Manhattan apartment house is not what she appears to be. She is a he - a female impersonator at Le Paree. Unmasking the murderer from among the "unusual" suspects - the Le Paree troupe; Elberta English, the voyeuristic hostess of a dinner party where "illusionist" Billie Love had his farewell performance; and her dinner guests, most of whom are hiding secrets - becomes the obsession of NYPD detectives Maggie O'Dowd and herb Klein. Suspecting procurement and blackmail, they must discover the vulnerabilities of the large cast of characters: MaggieOs deteriorating relationship with her mother and inability to commit to her detective boyfriend Vince Garza; and herb's unrequited love for Maggie. Complicating the unraveling of who killed Billie love are a stone-walling witness, the sudden disappearance of a tenant, the murder of a private investigator with connections to the investigations, a false confession, the discovery of a blackmailer blackmailing a blackmailer, and homophobic cops in the detective's precinct. Maggie's attempt to flush out Billie's killer with misinformation in the press backfires and precipitates a deadly encounter between Maggie and a murderer.

The Molly Maguires and the Detectives

... during the early evening of December 2, 1871, of Morgan Powell, Assistant
Superintendent of the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal and Iron Company, at
Summit Hill, Carbon County. The murder was done at about seven o'clock, on the
street, ...

Author: Allan Pinkerton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504001496

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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To keep the peace in the coal mines, the Pinkerton agency goes to war The Civil War is over, and the Union is rebuilding using the power of coal—black rock dug from deep beneath the Pennsylvania earth by men from all over the globe who are seeking their fortune in America. In the 1870s, the miners are unionizing to fight for better working conditions, but within their ranks lurks a secret society whose aim is not so pure. It calls itself the Mollie Maguires, and its adherents are ready to kill to get what they want. Fearing a bloodbath, the head of one of the coal-mining firms reaches out to Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous detective agency, and begs him to break up the sinister ring. Pinkerton sends James McParlan undercover among the miners, the first soldier in a three-year battle against the radicals that will change the face of American labor forever. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.