The Complete Detective: The Life and Strange and Exciting Cases of Raymond Schindler, Master Detective

The Complete Detective: The Life and Strange and Exciting Cases of Raymond Schindler, Master Detective


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To anyone who has followed his career, Ray Schindler was the greatest detective of the mid-twentieth century. He was a pioneer in scientific detection before modern forensic science, and he handled more than 10,000 cases covering almost every crime recorded on the police blotter.

Rupert Hughes acts as a faithful Dr. Watson to Schindler’s Holmes, and guides us from case to case, watching a man who can’t be excited, can’t be stampeded , and can’t be frightened; a man who matches ingenuity of crime with an even greater mental resourcefulness; a man who has a dogged determination and a big fighting heart.

Ray Schindler’s biography is the story of a great investigator, of a life that is packed with exciting adventures, and of criminals who are outwitted, out-fought, and defeated. Mere fictional detective stories pale in comparison to the real life drama inherent in every one of Ray Schindler’s cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590774540
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 07/30/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rupert Hughes was an American novelist, film director, 'scar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He is best known for his three-part biography of George Washington: George Washington: The Human Being and the Hero, George Washington: The Rebel and the Patriot, and George Washington: Savior of the States.

Table of Contents

Foreword Erle Stanley Gardner 9

1 The Detective in Fact and Fiction 15

2 The Serial Murderer 30

3 Beauty in Distress 67

4 Ray's Most Famous Case 87

5 His Hardest Case 116

6 The Woman of Too Many Pasts 135

7 Cinema Shakedown 143

8 Blackmail as an Industry 151

9 A Few Hors D'oeuvre 170

10 Even His Initials Were R o b 180

11 The Dictograph as a Public Defender

12 The Dictograph as a Private Eavesdropper 208

13 Crime Against Crime 222

14 The Korean Mind and Face 231

15 The Typewritten Kidnapper 242

16 Paintings Vanish, Jewels Reappear 247

17 He Builds a Railroad 261

18 Vanished Wealth 269

19 A Raid on Fairyland 275

20 Grand (Soap) Opera 282

21 He Plays Santa Claus 288

22 Pretexts and the Passion Players 292

23 The Lie Detector Detects the Truth 300

24 The Lost Girl 312

25 Who Was the Red Killer? 313

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