Ranleagh, The Lightning Irish Detective

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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.