A new collection of Sherlock Holmes tales that shows the Great Detective and his partner, Dr Watson, as their acquaintances saw them.
Lyndsay Faye – international bestseller and a two-time Edgar Award nominee – first appeared on the literary scene with Dust and Shadow, her now-classic novel pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper, and later produced The Whole Art of Detection, her widely acclaimed collection of traditional Watsonian tales. Now Faye is back with Observations by Gaslight, a thrilling volume of both new and previously published short stories and novellas narrated by those who knew the Great Detective.
Beloved adventuress Irene Adler teams up with her former adversary in a near-deadly inquiry into a room full of eerily stopped grandfather clocks. Learn of the case that cemented the lasting friendship between Holmes and Inspector Lestrade, and of the tragic crime which haunted the Yarder into joining the police force. And witness Stanley Hopkins' first meeting with the remote logician he idolizes, who will one day become his devoted mentor.
From familiar faces like landlady Mrs. Hudson to minor characters like Lomax the sub-librarian, Observations by Gaslight – entirely epistolary, told through diaries, telegrams, and even grocery lists – paints a masterful portrait of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as you have never seen them before.
PRAISE FOR OBSERVATIONS BY GASLIGHT:
'Unlike any Holmes collection I have ever read [...] Observations by Gaslight is so authentic and real that readers will practically be able to see the dark smoke billowing from the chimney tops and smell the lamplighter's oil as he lights each gaslight in London. Faye is brilliant and makes me wish I had thought of this idea first!' Bookreporter
'Faye is an expert on all things Sherlockian, she has unparalleled flair. You think you know Lomax the sub-librarian? Well, THINK AGAIN' Crimereads