Ranleagh, The Lightning Irish Detective
Full Title: Ranleagh, The Lightning Irish Detective
Author: Old Sleuth
Published: New York, December 21, 1895
Description: Taking place on the streets of New York, this action-packed story stars Irish-American detective Ranleagh who is a master of disguise. Using his talents of camoflage combined with his cunning and bravery, Ranleagh seeks to reunite a beautiful woman with her long-lost brother while taking every oppertunity to save the day along the way. What makes this interesting for modern readers is the use of a now-forgotten architype of fiction from the turn of the century: that of the hard-boiled Irish detective, which is perfectly embodied by the protaganist Ranleagh.