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Constance Dunlap, Woman Detective

A charming thief rescues the not-so-innocent in this delightful crime novel from the creator of the Craig Kennedy detective series

A check forger with a keen mind and a heart of gold, Constance Dunlap knows what it’s like to be a good person caught on the wrong side of the law. So she uses her photographic memory and her sharp wit to help amateur criminals get back on the right track.

In this entertaining collection of capers, Dunlap protects a kleptomaniac from the serial shoplifter who wants to use him as a scapegoat, and comes to the aid of a company treasurer forced by his bosses to pay bribes, among many other adventures. From one escapade to the next, Dunlap eludes Drummond, a crooked private detective who preys on the weak and unfortunate. Even he can’t help but admire the pluck and intelligence of this irresistible scofflaw.

This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Arthur B. Reeve

Arthur B. Reeve (1880–1936) was born on Long Island, New York, and attended Princeton University and New York Law School. As an editor and journalist, he covered many famous criminal cases, including Bruno Hauptmann’s trial for the abduction and murder of the Lindbergh baby. Reeve is best remembered as the creator of Professor Craig Kennedy, a scientific detective who first appeared in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine. Kennedy was such a popular character in the early twentieth century that he became known as the “American Sherlock Holmes.”

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