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By Gaslight - A Novel

Steven Price

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 key to 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 even against our darker selves.

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 key to 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 even against our darker selves.
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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 key to 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 even against our darker selves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

23h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

27:46


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:13


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:12


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:23


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:56:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

18:18


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

39:59


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

22:21


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

21:14


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

35:12


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:34:37


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

25:15


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

22:05


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

24:24


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

31:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

24:51


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

30:07


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

27:02


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

28:43


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

29:45


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

26:30


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

01:49:44


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

21:11


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

34:25


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

30:04


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

27:37


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

15:32


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

20:36


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

25:12


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

25:24


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

26:54


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

05:56


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

12:54


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

01:05:21


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

18:40


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

18:23


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

22:51


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

18:06


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

09:20


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

19:52


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

07:50


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

09:28


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

10:00


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

05:05


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

18:37


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

08:56


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

05:36


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

06:15


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

03:09


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

03:22


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

34:57


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

15:16


Part 5, Chapter 54
Part 5, Chapter 54

00:56