True Stories Of Crime From The District Attorney's Office

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About the author:
Arthur Cheney Train (6 September 1875 - 22 December 1945) was an American lawyer and legal thriller writer,
particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fictional lawyer Mr Ephraim Tutt.

Train was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was politician and lawyer Charles Russell Train and his mother, Sara Maria Cheney. Train graduated BA from Harvard University in 1896 and LLB from Harvard Law School in 1899.

In 1897, Train married Ethel Kissam and they had four children. Ethel died in 1923 and Train married Helen Coster Gerard with whom he had one child.
In January 1901, Train became assistant in the office of the New York District Attorney and in 1904 he started his literary career with the publication of the short story The Maximilian Diamond in Leslie's Monthly. He spent the next decade running the two careers in parallel.

From 1915 to 1922, Train was in private practice as a lawyer with Charles Albert Perkins while continuing to write, not just novels but advertising copy, vaudeville sketch comedy, poetry and journalism.

In 1919, he created the popular character of Mr. Ephraim Tutt, a wiley old lawyer who supported the common man and always had a trick up his sleeve to right the law's injustices. He also coauthored two science fiction novels with eminent physicist Robert W. Wood.

After 1922, Train devoted himself to writing.

This book of Train's is published by Magic Lamp Press, who also publish the Peter Sharp Legal Mystery Series, all avaible on through the main website at

True Stories Of Crime From The District Attorney's Office

From The Magic Lamp Classic Crime Series

Authored by Arthur Train

Not all crimes are solved by lab-savvy CSI teams, matching some small piece of trace evidence to the culprit's DNA... they are solved by hard-working detectives doing the leg-work that has been a requirement of police for hundreds of years. And no-one knows this better than author Arthur Train, who was a District Attorney in New York, working side-by-side with the police.

This book chronicles eleven fascinating cases that include a talented freehand check forger with a brilliant courtroom strategy, a 500-million-dollar fraud scheme including title to New York's Central Park, a stolen Stradivarius violin, a swindling telegrapher reminiscent of a Newman-Redford movie, and many more.

This is the stuff that great books and movies are made of, but the reader must always keep in mind that the crimes covered in this book are not from the creative imagination of an author - they are real-life stories that have actually happened.

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2008
1882629086 / 9781882629084
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
True Crime / General

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