Three Hot Tips For Aspiring Detectives:

  1. Fingerprints are fragile affairs. Wrapping a pistol or other small object in a handkerchief is more likely to obliterate than preserve any prints they may have.
  2. It is impossible to see anything by the flash of an ordinary gun, though it is easy to imagine you have seen things.
  3. A trained detective shadowing a subject does not ordinarily leap from doorway to doorway and does not hide behind trees and polls. He knows no harm is done if the subject seems him now and again.

With warmest regards,