Thrillers by Gaslight

What better setting for a murder than a nineteenth-century city shrouded in fog dimly pierced by gaslight? These historical thrillers evoke a vanished world while providing unstinting suspense and stories of shocking crimes.

Fiction
Mystery
True Tales of Victiorian-Era Villainy

Fiction

All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library.

Bayard, Louis. Mr. Timothy. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Carr, Caleb. The Alienist. 1994.
     Also available: eBook

Clark, Clare. The Great Stink. 2005.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Cox, Michael. The Meaning of Night: A Confession. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Darnton, John. The Darwin Conspiracy. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Ford, Jeffrey. The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque. 2002.

Palliser, Charles. The Unburied. 1999.

Pearl, Matthew. The Dante Club. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Priest, Christopher. The Prestige. 1996.
     Also available: CD

Simmons, Dan. Drood. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Waters, Sarah. Fingersmith. 2002.
     Also available: eAudiobook

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Mystery

All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library.

Akunin, Boris. The Winter Queen. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Gray, John. White Stone Day. 2005.

Grecian, Alex. The Yard. 2012.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Jennings, Maureen. Except the Dying. 1997.

O'Neill, Anthony. The Lamplighter. 2003.

Perry, Anne. The Face of a Stranger. 1990.
     Also available: eBook, eAudiobook

Raybourn, Deanna. Silent in the Grave. 2007.
     Also available: eBook

Schechter, Harold. Nevermore. 1999.

Shepherd, Lynn. The Solitary House. 2012.

Silvis, Randall. On Night’s Shore. 2001.

Taylor, Andrew. An Unpardonable Crime. 2004.
     Also available: CD

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True Tales of Victorian-Era Villainy

All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. 2002. (364.1523 C).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Larson, Erik. Thunderstruck. 2006. (364.1523 L).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Kent, David. Forty Whacks: New Evidence in the Life and Legend of Lizzie Borden. 1992. (364.1523 K).

Ruddick, James. Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England. 2001. (364.1523 R).

Summerscale, Kate. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. 2008. (364.1523 S).
     Also available: eAudiobook

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