Master Detective: The Life and Crimes of Ellis Parker, America's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes
Ellis Parker, a detective known in the early 1900s as the "American Sherlock Holmes," was the man members of other law enforcement agencies turned to when they were baffled. Even Scotland Yard thought he was brilliant. Long before the advent of today's forensic science tools, he solved over 98% of the murders in his New Jersey county, sometimes never even leaving his desk. Drawing on the emerging discipline of psychology and his uncanny deductive reasoning skills, he was a "profiler" before the term existed, earning the "Holmes" nickname and a worldwide reputation for solving cases that baffled everyone else. Then he got into the biggest case of his career: the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in 1932. Things began to go terribly wrong, as he drove himself to unimaginable depths in pursuit of the truth. The genius died in prison, on the eve of a presidential pardon.--From publisher description.
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Pre-CSI, pre-Miranda, pre-police procedural, even partly pre-mug shot, Ellis Parker was famous at the turn of the century for solving crimes in New Jersey. At one point, he was known as the American ... Read full review
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