Rediscover Crime and Detective Stories from the 1800s


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Dark Lantern Tales

Was it great literature?  Of course not!  This wasn’t literature for the ages – it was sensational entertainment for the week it was published.

Enter the world of action-packed, ephemeral crime thrillers of the late 1800s.  Consider it Historical Fiction written when it was simply…Fiction.

I am launching Dark Lantern Tales to publish “lost” fiction from the late 19th century in new editions. Each ebook includes a Victorian era tale of mystery and detection, plus historical information, a glossary of Victorian slang terms, and period illustrations. I have respectfully edited the text for the modern reader and I believe you will find a great story in each title!



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