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Observations by Gaslight
Observations by Gaslight: Stories from the World of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye

Discover Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson through the eyes of those who knew them best.

From familiar faces like Mrs Hudson to minor characters like Lomax the sub-librarian, Observations by Gaslight – told through diaries, telegrams, and even grocery lists – paints a masterful portrait of Holmes and Watson as you have never seen them before. See Irene Adler team up with her former adversary in an eerie and near-deadly enquiry. Learn of the case that cemented the friendship between Holmes and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard. And witness Stanley Hopkins' first meeting with the remote logician he idolizes.

Lyndsay Faye, two-time Edgar Award nominee, debuted with Dust and Shadow, her much-admired novel pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. Now Faye is back with a thrilling volume of new and previously published short stories and novellas narrated by those who knew the Great Detective best.

Reviewers on Observations by Gaslight:

'Faye is an expert on all things Sherlockian, she has unparalleled flair.' CrimeReads
'Meat and drink for fans of the Canon of the Sacred Writings.' Kirkus

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04 Aug 2022 * 320pp * £7.99 * 9781803284903
'Lyndsay Faye, one of the most exhilarating voices in fiction today, has come home to Baker Street in this essential new collection. Read at once if convenient – if inconvenient read all the same'
Daniel Stashower
'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!'
'Faye is an expert on all things Sherlockian, she has unparalleled flair. You think you know Lomax the sub-librarian? Well, THINK AGAIN'
'Nuance, wit, and clever plotting make this a superior version of George Mann's Associates of Sherlock Holmes anthologies. Sherlockians will clamor for a sequel'
Publishers Weekly, starred review
'Meat and drink for fans of the Canon of the Sacred Writings'
Kirkus Reviews
'An enjoyable read... Fun to dip in-and-out when there isn't time to settle down with a full-scale novel'
The Sherlock Holmes Society
Lyndsay Faye
Lyndsay Faye
Lyndsay Faye is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, including Jane Steele, which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; The Gods of Gotham, also Edgar-nominated; and Dust and Shadow, a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Born in Northern California, she formerly worked as an actress in the Bay Area and now lives in Queens, NY. Follow Lyndsay on @LyndsayFaye and
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