Charlie Siringo

(1855 – 1928) A lot of folks have tried to trace the private eye, as we understand it, to the American cowboy myth. While I think it actually goes back further than that, you could certainly make a case if you consider American lawman, detective and bounty hunter, CHARLIE SIRINGO. He's a fascinating character, a real-life frontier … Continue reading Charlie Siringo

Allan J. Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency

  To say that Allan J. Pinkerton (1819-1884) lead a colorful life is a little bit of an understatement. In his long and varied career he was called a traitor and a patriot, an outlaw and a police officer, a thug and an idealist, a left-leaning political activist fighting for the plight of the workers and … Continue reading Allan J. Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency

This Day in P.I. History

Births, deaths, anniversaries, celebrations and dates of note. This is an on-going project, a compilation of dates, anniversaries and holidays of historical interest to readers of this site, that I'm hoping will be updated frequently. Don't be shy -- please tell me what I'm missing... JANUARY JANUARY 1 Novelist and screenwriter Ernest B. Tidyman, the creator … Continue reading This Day in P.I. History