In Brilliant Deduction, readers are introduced to once-famous detectives who have mostly been forgotten since their own eras. But further information does exist for those interested in learning more about Mr. Whicher, the Pinkertons, and their brethren. The following list provides links to all of the online material noted in the “Selected Sources and Further Reading” section with which the book concludes.
Brown, Roly. “Glimpses into the 19th Century Broadside Ballad Trade: No. 15: Constance Kent and the Road murder.” Musical Traditions Internet Magazine, 2005.
Dickens, Charles. “Three ‘Detective’ Anecdotes.” Reprinted Pieces. eBooks @ Adelaide, 2006.
———. “The Detective Police .” Reprinted Pieces. eBooks @ Adelaide, 2006.
“The Homestead Strike.” American Experience: The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie. PBS Online, 1999.
McElderry, Michael, et al. Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency: A Register of Its Records in the Library of Congress. Washington, DC: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, 2001. [PDF]
Pinkerton, Allan. The Expressman and the Detective. New York: Arno Press, 1976.
Weiser, Kathy. The Pinkerton Detective Agency – Operating for 150 Years. Legends of America: 2011.
Dickens, Charles. “Small-Beer Chronicles.” All the Year Round. 20 June 1863: 404-407.
Drydon, Vaughan. “Very Odd Fellows — No. 1: Pollaky: The Detective of Genius: A Sherlock Holmes in Real Life.” The Argus [Melbourne] 9 June 1934, sec: 1:6.
Ross, Derek, et al. “Ignatius Paul Pollaky.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2012.
Twain, Mark. Mark Twain quotations: Newspaper & Magazine Writings. Barbara Schmidt, 1997.
“Great Cases of Detective Burns: The Monroe-head Counterfeit.” McClure’s Magazine. Nov. 1910: 36.
“William J. Burns.” FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Ellis H. Parker Tribute Page. William and Patrick Fullerton, 2007. [Appears to be offline unfortunately.]
Ranfranz, Pat. “Lindbergh Kidnapping.” Charles Lindberg: An American Aviator. Pat Ranfranz, 2007.