The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime by Grant Allen, Sinclair Lewis, William Hope Hodgson, Robert Barr, William Le Queux, O. Henry, George Randolph Chester, Frederick Irving Anderson, Arnold Bennett, E.W. Hornung, Guy Newell Boothby, Edgar Wallace, Michael Sims

248 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction crime mystery short stories mysterious fast-paced


Take a trip back to a time when criminals armed themselves with wit rather than with guns, and the pinnacle of crime-fighting technology was represented by Sherlock Holmes's magnifying glass. Edited by award-winning author and editor Michael Sims,...

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