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Brilliant Deduction: The Story of Real-Life Great Detectives

Matt Kuhns

Published by Lyon Hall Press
ISBN 10: 0988250500 / ISBN 13: 9780988250505
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Title: Brilliant Deduction: The Story of Real-Life ...

Publisher: Lyon Hall Press

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Hardcover. 332 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.3in. x 1.1in.Brilliant Deduction asks the question who are the greatest detectives ever and then attempts to find an answer which doesnt involve fictional characters. The result is nine men whose careers in the 19th and early 20th century represent the heroic years of real-world detection, from the very first full-time professionals to the Prohibition era. Each chapter examines a different detective (or, in one case, a detective partnership) who became a legend in his own time, and in some cases a full-fledged celebrity. At the same time, the larger narrative ties these individual histories together to explore how real-life detectives rose to such fame for nearly 100 years, then fell back into obscurity. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780988250505

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Synopsis: "Brilliant Deduction" asks the question "who are the greatest detectives ever" and then attempts to find an answer which doesn't involve fictional characters. The result is nine men whose careers in the 19th and early 20th century represent the heroic years of real-world detection, from the very first full-time professionals to the Prohibition era. Each chapter examines a different detective (or, in one case, a detective partnership) who became a legend in his own time, and in some cases a full-fledged celebrity. At the same time, the larger narrative ties these individual histories together to explore how real-life detectives rose to such fame for nearly 100 years, then fell back into obscurity.

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