Steam-Age Crime Stories


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.

This is your ticket to February 22, 1884, when someone slid a dime over the counter of a newsstand on a Manhattan street and bought this copy of Daring Desmond, The Elevated Railroad Detective!


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Also available on Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Smashwords (epub format) and other readers!



Dark Lantern Tales

Rediscover Crime and Detective Stories from the 1800s

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