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Albert W. Aiken - The Frisco Detective (Dark Lantern Tales)

Dark Lantern is a new publishing company devoted to reissuing 19th-century crime fiction. If you thought the late 1800s were all about ice cream parlors, straw hats, and bicycles built for two, brace yourself to be immersed in the darker world of Vintage Detective Fiction. We have several titles that we hope you will find interesting. For more information about these books, click on this link: All books are produced on high quality paper. Here are some titles. We soon will have more.

It is San Francisco, California in the early 1870s, and a British gentleman arrives to fulfill his dead brother’s legacy by finding his brother’s long lost child. This child would now be an adult in their twenties and if they can be found, the gentleman will award them an inheritance of Five Millions of Dollars. Of course, several parties are ready to help!
Andrew De Lormé is a young man with more education than wealth, and he interrupts his Bohemian way of life to become involved with a beautiful stage actress. Soon he is also deeply involved in searching for the missing heir through the seamiest parts of San Francisco, and the Flats of the Stanislaus where gold was still being mined. De Lormé meets challenges with fists and firearms, but no one is prepared for the results of his search!

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Specializing in Mystery Fiction and all its subgenres, including Detective, Crime, Hardboiled, Thrillers, Espionage, and Suspense.

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