eBook Douglas G. Greene ↠ Detection by Gaslight 14 Victorian Detective Stories eBook ↠

Rich varied collection of 14 extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian crime stories many never before published in book form Kipling's The Return of Imray; The Tragedy of the Life Raft by Jacues Futrelle; The Copper Beeches by Arthur Conan Doyle; plus hard to find tales by GK Chesterton Catherine L Pirkis Silas K Hocking othersSir Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Arthur Morrison The Case of the Lost Foreigner Catherine L Pirkis The Ghost of Fountain Lane Rudyard Kipling The Return of Imray Headon Hill The Divination of the Zagury Capsules Baroness Orczy The York Mystery George R Sims The Haverstock Hill Murder R Austin Freeman The Dead Hand L T Meade and Robert Eustace Mr Bovey’s Unexpected Will Silas K Hocking A Perverted Genius G K Chesterton The Eye of Apollo Robert W Chambers The Purple Emperor Jacues Futrelle The Tragedy of the Life Raft E and H Heron The Story of Baelbrow


10 thoughts on “Detection by Gaslight 14 Victorian Detective Stories

  1. says:

    I was surprised at how un Victorian most of these stories were I found them really enjoyable clever and refreshing


  2. says:

    I always enjoy collections from the VictorianEdwardian eras that have a large number of stories that I've not read before This collection does the trick


  3. says:

    Having never read any Sherlock Holmes before I was able to receive a nice introduction to the world of Victorian Detective stories This collection gave wonderful insight into the world of Victorian England While the text might not compare to the enthralling pace and twists of a modern day mysteries I still was able to learn a lot from this bookThe tastes of readers have changed greatly over the years These short stories appeared to not contain all the facts along the way for the reader to guess who committed the crime before the end of the story Instead of the reader taking a guess based on all of the evidence the climax seems to be listening to the detective of the story go through how they were able to piece together the crime Whether through lack of cultural familiarity of this time period or the lack of details within the writing many a time I was not able to foresee the conclusion before it was revealedJust like modern day crime shows there is a formula that works and is a main vein pulsing through every show Victorian Detective stories are no exception There is always a character of fair intelligence narrating the story a Watson like character and the genius detective that solves all the crimes a Holmes like characterThis book is probably going to be for a person that wants to expand their horizons in the literary world While the reading level is not particularly difficult the setting time and events may be a bit foreign to an average reader


  4. says:

    Very nice collection of old mystery stories mostly taking place in Great BritainHere is a list of the stories contained in this volume The Adventure of the Copper Beaches by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Case of the Lost Foreigner by Arthur Morrison The Ghost of Fountain Lane by Catherine L Pirkis The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kiplong The Divination of the Zagury Capsules by Headon Hill The York Mystery by Baroness Orczy The Haverstock Hill Murder by George R Sims The Dead Hand by R Austin Freeman Mr Bovey's Unexpected Will by LT Meade and Robert Eustace A Perverted Genius by Silas KHocking The Eye of Apollo by GK Chesterton The Purple Emperor by Robert W Chambers The Tragedy of the Life Raft by Jacues Futrelle The Story of Baelbrow by E and H Heron


  5. says:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS1 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle2 The Case of the Lost Foreigner by Arthur Morrison3 The Ghost of Fountain Lane by Catherine L Pirkis4 The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling5 The Divination of the Zagury Capsules by Headon Hill6 The York Mystery by Baroness Orczy7 The Haverstock Hill Murder by George R Sims8 The Dead Hand by R Austin Freeman9 Mr Bovey's Unexpected Will by L T Meade and Robert Eustace10 A Perverted Genius by Silas K Hocking11 The Eye of Apollo by G K Chesterton12 The Purple Emperior by Rober W Chambers13 The Tragedy of the Life Raft by Jacues Futrelle14 The Story of Baelbrow by E and H HeronWhere there is a wound on the black heart of man there is the place to look for crime Kala Persad The Divination of the Zagury Capsules by Headon Hill Pg 92Decent collection A good read


  6. says:

    I am fascinated by life when Holmes was keepng London safe the forecast usually predicted fog hansom cabs waited on every corner while young lads slouched in convenient doorways waiting to call for the cab or deliver an urgent message across town railways timetables were common knowledge Facebook was predated by the newspaper personal ads and cell phones unneccesary due to the speedy transmission and delivery of telegraphs Ahhhhhh


  7. says:

    Great anthology featuring a mix of Victorian detective stories most of which were characters that had their own seriesThere a few obvious rip offs of Sherlock Holmes a couple characters that you can see why they are forgotten but most them are decent characters that I'd like to read about I liked the 'Thinking Machine' and the two women detectives especiallySome good mysteries interesting characters and a nice bit of detective fiction history


  8. says:

    An excellent collection of Victorian era detective stories A fun read and uirky selections as well In addition to the reuisite Sherlock Holmes tale The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Rudyard Kipling Baroness Orczy and GK Chesterton are featured The other authors were previously unfamiliar to me but I will be looking for collections of their work at my local library soon


  9. says:

    A literary collection of Victorian era detective short stories I had no idea how many mystery writers contributed to the genre We all know about Sherlock Holmes but it appears there were many writers of the time creating clever detectives and spinning interesting tales of mystery and intrigue An excellent overview of detective fiction of the time


  10. says:

    Great collection of short detective stories from the Victorian era Good mix of authors plots and concise intro of each author was helpful Favorites included The Haverstock Hill Murder by Sims The Dead Hand by Freeman The Eye of Apollo by Chesterton and The Tragedy of the Liferaft by Futrelle Unimpressed by Kipling's Return of Imray and abandoned The Purple Emperor by Chambers