The First Private Eye

Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid profiles Allan Pinkerton, the Glaswegian who gave the world the term 'private eye' and brought his own brand of justice to the Wild West.

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Val McDermid looks into Allan Pinkerton, the man who gave the world the term 'private eye'

Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid looks at the controversial life of Allan Pinkerton, the Glaswegian who gave the world the term 'private eye', saved the life of President Abraham Lincoln and brought his own brand of justice to the Wild West. From August 2002.

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