The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime by Michael Sims
Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Timeof Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Classics)

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An exclusive collection-the first- ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era

collected here for the first time: the best crime fiction from the gaslight era. All the legendary thieves are present-Arsène Lupin and A. J. Raffles, Colonel Clay and Simon Carne, Romney Pringle, Get Rich Quick Wallingford, and the Infallible Godahl-burgling London and Paris, conning New York and Ostend, laughing all the way to the bank. Also featured are stories by distinguished writers from outside the mystery and detective genres, including Sinclair Lewis, Arnold Bennett, H. G. Wells, and William Hope Hodgson.


About Michael Sims

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Michael Sims is the author of acclaimed nonfiction books such as Apollo’s Fire and Adam’s Navel, and the editor of anthologies including The Dead Witness and Dracula’s Guest, connoisseurs’ collections of Victorian detective and vampire stories, respectively. He lives near Pittsburgh.
Published February 21, 2009 by Penguin Classic. 276 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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