Steam-Age Crime Stories, where you can find the Nothing-Fancy-Just-Get-To-The-ACTION tales!

A library of action-packed, low-brow detective novels that are not related as series stories. Daring Desmond and Gideon Gault are two novels in one book, and a fine way to begin your Steam-Age Crime Stories collection!

Mark Williams

“Young men working in factories, driving wagons, attending the counter in dry goods stores, and occupied in other dull but honest jobs, could find stirring entertainment to enjoy during breaks. Fortunately there was plenty of excitement to be found in the pages of the latest nickel weekly or dime library. Detective stories in the Old Cap Collier Library for instance, were often non-stop action without complex plots or deep characters, and this fit well with a desire to fill short periods of time with something exciting to read.

Here is your ticket to February 22, 1884, when someone slid a dime over the counter of a newsstand on a Manhattan street and bought a copy of DARING DESMOND, The ELEVATED RAILROAD DETECTIVE!

Now in the same book with The MISSING HEAD MYSTERY, or GIDEON GAULT on the Andrew Moffat Case!”

 

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TWO complete, rough and tumble, nothing-fancy-just-get-to-the-action stories in ONE book!

DARING DESMOND, The Elevated Railroad Detective (1884), and GIDEON GAULT, The Missing Head Mystery (1897).

Wall-to-wall murderous exploits, and all from the late 1800s.

Open the cover and let’s get started!

PRINT, Trade Paperback (5″x8″) Only $13.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1075002192

Kindle Only $3.99, or FREE with Kindle Unlimited subscription:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SRKP7GK

The Man in Black and Dane Darrell, the Baltimore Detective, or; "Piping" the Bats of the Basin
The Man in Black and Dane Darrell, the Baltimore Detective, or; “Piping” the Bats of the Basin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VCYD9ZG

Ready to read for the first time since 1882, The Man in Black, by Paul Braddon, in a BIG 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch Trade Paperback!

And, from 1886 in the same book,

Dane Darrell, the Baltimore Detective, or; “Piping” the Bats of the Basin

BIG 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch Trade Paperback! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VCYD9ZG

Welcome to the world of action-packed, ephemeral crime thrillers of the late 1800s.

Was it literature for the ages?

Of course not!

It was sensational escape fiction for the week it was issued.

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