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Albert W. Aiken - The Wolves of New York (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.

1881, New York City, and the word on the street pointed to the Wolves as the worst of the worst gangs. Their captured leader was sent to Sing Sing State Prison up the Hudson river, but made an astonishing escape. The frustrated police superintendent calls in private detective Joe Phenix to hunt the man down.

Led by an androgynous mastermind called Captain Molly, whose mastery of disguise matched even the skills of Joe Phenix, the Wolves were a cold-blooded gang of criminals. Captain Molly was born of the Romani people, “Gypsies,” a situation that in turns helps him and also helps his pursuer, the famous detective.

The mysterious Queen of the Gypsies guides with predictions, and Joe Phenix lives among the Romany to learn their ways while chasing Captain Molly through the most wealthy and the most foul parts of New York City.

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