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Old 07-31-2007, 05:00 AM   #1
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Post Pinkerton, Allan: The Burglar's Fate and the Detectives (Illustrated). v1. 31 Jul 07

Another in the series of "true life" detective stories from the archives of the Pinkerton detective agency. From the introduction:

In the pages which follow I have narrated a story of actual occurrence. No touch of fiction obscures the truthful recital. The crime which is here detailed was actually committed, and under the circumstances which I have related. The four young men, whose real names are clothed with the charitable mantle of fiction, deliberately perpetrated the deed for which they suffered and to-day are inmates of a prison. No tint or coloring of the imagination has given a deeper touch to the action of the story, and the process of detection is detailed with all the frankness and truthfulness of an active participant. As a revelation of the certain consequences which follow the perpetration of crime, I send this volume forth, in the fervent hope that those who may read its pages, will glean from this history the lessons of virtue, of honor, and of the strictest integrity.

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