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Reisinger, John

Reisinger, John

PERSONAL:

Male.

ADDRESSES:

Home—MD. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Engineer and writer. Military service: U.S. Coast Guard.

WRITINGS:

Nassau, Writers Club Press (Lincoln, NE), 2000.

Evasive Action: The Hunt for Gregor Meinhoff, Writers Club Press (Lincoln, NE), 2001.

The Duckworth Chronicles, Aventine Press (San Diego, CA), 2005.

Master Detective: The Life and Crimes of Ellis Parker, America's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes, Citadel Press (New York, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

In his novel Master Detective: The Life and Crimes of Ellis Parker, America's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes, author John Reisinger writes of the Burlington County, New Jersey, private detective who was famous for his ability to reconstruct crimes. The author explores Ellis Parker's renowned reputation for solving a wide variety of cases and of his innovative effort to apply psychological reasoning to crimes. Much of the book focuses on the Lindbergh kidnapping of 1932, called the "Crime of the Century." The child of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was taken for ransom and then supposedly murdered. Immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptman was tried and convicted of the crime and then executed. The baby's body was recovered, but many questions have remained about whether or not the body was really that of the Lindberghs' child. As for Parker, he remained a critic of the investigation and went on to propose his theory about what really happened. In the book, Reisinger also carefully details investigative procedures during the 1930s. Noting the book's "rich, colorful material," a contributor to the Burbank Library Blog wrote: "Do yourself a favor and read … Master Detective. Connie Fletcher, writing in Booklist, called the book a "thoroughly researched, well-crafted biography."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, June 1, 2006, Connie Fletcher, review of Master Detective: The Life and Crimes of Ellis Parker, America's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes, p. 29.

ONLINE

Burbank Library Blog,http://burbanklibrary.blogspot.com/ (July 17, 2007), review of Master Detective.

Duckworth Chronicles Web site,http://www.duckworthchronicles.com (July 17, 2007).

John Reisinger Home Page,http://www.johnreisinger.com (July 17, 2007).

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