Detectives

Tracking Down Real-life Private Detectives

December 18, 2015
John Walton, a distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, searched for the real-life private detectives who inspired crime fiction dating back 175 years and created a myth that rivaled the likes of Robin Hood. “This was a story that was meant not to be told,” he said of his latest book, The Legendary Detective: The Private Eye in Fact and Fiction.