By Gaslight by Steven Price audiobook

By Gaslight: A Novel

By Steven Price
Read by John Lee

Macmillan Audio 9780374160531
23.68 Hours 1
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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.

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Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2016

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sometimes a narrator can make a good book even better…[as] John Lee does here…Lee handles every voice with aplomb, including various English accents. Characters include a wise black woman, streetwise commoners, and members of the upper class…Through his consistent, authentic-sounding voices, his entertaining narration carries the story.” AudioFile
“Steven Price has done a daring thing: taken a long look at a complex, utterly fascinating 19th-century crime. Price’s gift for unraveling a terrific yarn shines through.” Caleb Carr, New York Times bestselling author
“Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!” Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
"By Gaslight can be seen as Arthur Conan Doyle by way of Dickens by way of Faulkner…Intense, London-centric, threaded through with a melancholy brilliance, it is an extravagant novel that takes inspiration from the classics and yet remains wholly itself.” NPR
“Price’s naturalism is unsentimental, adding verisimilitude to a book already thrumming with emotional and psychological realism.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Steven Price

Author Bio: Steven Price

Steven Price is a writer whose first collection of poems, Anatomy of Keys, won Canada’s 2007 Gerald Lampert Award for Best First Collection, was short-listed for the BC Poetry Prize, and was named a Globe and Mail Book of the Year. His first novel, Into That Darkness, was short-listed for the 2012 BC Fiction Prize. His second collection of poems, Omens in the Year of the Ox, won the 2013 ReLit Award.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 23.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English