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Mark Williams, ed. - Steam-Age Crime Stories (Dark Lantern Tales)

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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.

Two complete, rough and tumble, Nothing-Fancy-Just-Get-To-The-Action stories in one book! Wall-to-Wall Murderous Exploits, and all from the late 1800s. Daring Desmond, The Elevated Railroad Detective, was first read when it appeared on New York City newsstands in 1884. Gideon Gault, The Missing Head Mystery, was first read in 1897, and features the famous detective making some gruesome discoveries! 

Click here to see other available Dark Lantern titles! 

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

Located at 58 Warren St. in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

If your order is a combination of in-stock and pre-order items, please note all items will ship together once everything is on-hand.



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