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The Resource By gaslight, Steven Price

By gaslight, Steven Price

Label
By gaslight
Title
By gaslight
Statement of responsibility
Steven Price
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A literary tour de force of a detective's ceaseless hunt for an elusive criminal By Gaslight is a deeply atmospheric, haunting novel about the unending quest that has shaped a man's life. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of the most notorious detective of all time, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead on the fabled con Edward Shade. William's father died without ever finding Shade, but William is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows. Adam Foole is a gentleman without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When he receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London to find her. What he learns of her fate, and its connection to the man known as Shade, will force him to confront a grief he thought long-buried. A fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and séance halls ensues, creating the most unlikely of bonds: between Pinkerton, the great detective, and Foole, the one man who may hold the keyto finding Edward Shade. Steven Price's dazzling, riveting By Gaslight moves from the diamond mines of South Africa to the battlefields of the Civil War, on a journey into a cityscape of grief, trust, and its breaking, where what we share can bind us evenagainst our darker selves. "--
  • "A literary historical suspense novel, centered on the uneasy, complex relationship of William Pinkerton--the greatest detective of his age--and Adam Foole, a thief whose past is inextricably linked with Pinkerton's own"--
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Summary
London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures - a man of smoke. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of a brutal detective, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead. His father died without ever tracing Shade; William, still reeling from his loss, is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows.
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524494
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.P768
LC item number
B9 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
By gaslight, Steven Price
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20894204
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
731 pages
Isbn
9780374160531
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016032498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (1234)185721
  • (DLC)BK0018087877
Label
By gaslight, Steven Price
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20894204
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
731 pages
Isbn
9780374160531
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016032498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (1234)185721
  • (DLC)BK0018087877

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