Mystery Readers Book Club
Whodunnits, Suspense and Thrillers. For more information contact Alison
Meetings held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7 pm, Mary J Benson Branch
May 2 2023
Stephen Price / By gaslight
London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, William Pinkerton is already famous, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of the notorious thief Edward Shade. His father died without ever tracing Shade; William, still reeling from his loss, is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows. Adam Foole is a gentleman haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When he receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London in search of her. What follows is a fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and seance halls. Above all, it is the story of the most unlikely of bonds: between William Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age, and Adam Foole, the one man who may hold the key to finding Edward Shade.