Courts And Criminals

List Price: $14.95

Add to Cart

CLICK HERE for great crime stories, both classic and modern

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 available on through the main website at

Courts And Criminals

From The Magic Lamp Classic True 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 get solved by hard-working detectives doing the street level legwork that has been done by 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 features a group of essays that were written by District Attorney Arthur Train between the years 1905 and 1910, and chronicle some of the most famous cases that came across his desk - including the new and growing problems that crossed the ocean from Naples, Italy.

Train also discusses the way that witnesses were looked upon back in the early days of the twentieth century, especially the female ones. He also goes into trial tricks use by attorneys, and covers much more about how the criminal justice system worked at that time.

Publication Date:
1438221878 / 9781438221878
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
True Crime / General

Site Help Order Help Policies Contact