The Lock and Key Library

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1st World Publishing, Dec 1, 2004 - Fiction - 280 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The flight and extradition of Charles F. Dodge unquestionably involved one of the most extraordinary battles with justice in the history of the criminal law. The funds at the disposal of those who were interested in procuring the prisoner's escape were unlimited in extent, and the arch conspirator for whose safety Dodge was spirited away was so influential in political and criminal circles that he was all but successful in defying the prosecutor of New York County, even supported as the latter was by the military and judicial arm of the United States Government. For, at the time that Dodge made his escape, a whisper from Hummel was enough to make the dry bones of many a powerful and ostensibly respectable official rattle and the tongue cleave to the roof of his mouth in terror. (The District Attorney's office in New York City is undoubtedly one of the best watch-towers known from which to observe "Real Life Detective Stories."
 

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

An interesting compilation of popular "non-fiction" at the time of publication. The best of it are the parts detailing the methods of gamblers, card cheats, spiritualist mediums, and magicians. But ... Read full review

Contents

DETECTIVE STORIES FROM REAL LIFE
9
P H WOODWARD
34
An Aspirant for Congress
52
An Old Game Revived
66
The Man in the Iron Mask
94
The Valets History
98
The Valets Master
118
Original Papers in the Case of Roux De Marsilly
133
Second Sight
149
The Magician Who Became an Ambassador
170
Facing the Arabs Pistol
185
How the Tricks Succeeded
202
Mind Reading in Public
222
Some Famous Exposures
241
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