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The Social Gangster

by Arthur B. Reeve

It takes readers on a thrilling journey through the underbelly of New York City's criminal underworld. Originally published in 1916, the book is set during the height of the Prohibition era and follows the investigation of a string of daring robberies committed by a notorious gang of criminals. Reeve's masterful storytelling and attention to detail draw readers into the dangerous and unpredictable world of gangsters and law enforcement during this tumultuous time in American history. The protagonist, Craig Kennedy, is a brilliant detective who must use all of his intellect and cunning to uncover the truth behind the crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice. "The Social Gangster" is not only a gripping work of fiction but also a fascinating snapshot of a pivotal moment in American history. Reeve's portrayal of the corruption and violence of the criminal underworld sheds light on the social and political realities of the time and offers insights into the enduring legacy of organized crime in the United States. With its fast-paced plot, complex characters, and vivid descriptions of early 20th-century New York City, "The Social Gangster" is a must-read for fans of crime fiction and anyone interested in the history of American organized crime. Its enduring popularity and influence on the genre make it a classic work of detective fiction that continues to captivate readers today.

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English

Original Language

English

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1916

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Arthur B. Reeve

United States

Arthur Benjamin Reeve was an American mystery writer. He is known best for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy, sometimes called "The American Sherlock Holmes", and Kennedy's Dr. Wat...

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