My theme for A- Z is the year my book takes place: 1881. I"ll be posting about people, places, and random facts about the year as it relates - however distantly - to my book, West of Paradise.
Today we have P for Alan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
Part one - the Founding
Part two - the first female detective
Part three - the Civil War Period
Part four - the Adams Express Robbery (my personal favorite)
Part five - ghouls in the graveyard
Today the Pinkertons are still in business, and to see a complete timeline, go here.
ps the new header pic is courtesy of my son. The bird is a Common Eider, though really, he's anything but.