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Pinkerton, Fred. Fred Pinkerton appeared in the German dime novel Fred Pinkerton, Amerikas Meisterdetektiv #1-140 (1920-1921).
Fred Pinkerton is a Great Detective. Fred Pinkerton is the son of Nat Pinkerton and takes after his father in being a great detective. Like his father Fred Pinkerton is in the Nick Carter (I) mold, and travels across the United States in the course of his cases. He battles murderous cultists, Gostin the Lupin, Li Tschung, a Yellow Peril teahouse owner, the Suicide Club, the Black Airplane, Jill Prost the Prison Warden, a haunted house, the Sleepwalking Thief (a reference to Dr. Caligari), the Uncanny John Bratt, and a Professor Moriarty-like “Genius of Crime.” Pinkerton is helped by his bloodhound Lord. Pinkerton appears in stories with titles like “On the Murderer’s Trail,” “The Devil’s Captain,” and “A Daring Flight.”
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