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Daniel Stashower is the author of The Boy Genius and The Mogul as well as the Edgar Award-winning Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. He is also the author of five mystery novels, the most recent of which is The Houdini Specter.

 Stashower is a recipient of The Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing, and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. A freelance journalist since 1986, Stashowers articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Traveller and Connoisseur.

He lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, D.C.

Genres: Historical Mystery
   Elephants in the Distance (1989)
   The Beautiful Cigar Girl (2006)
     aka Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers
Anthologies edited
   The Ghosts of Baker Street (2006) (with Martin H Greenberg and Jon L Lellenberg)
   Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) (with Martin H Greenberg and Jon L Lellenberg)
Non fiction
   Magic Box (1995)
   Hocus Pocus (1997)
   Teller of Tales (1999)
   The Boy Genius and the Mogul (2002)
   Arthur Conan Doyle (2007)
   The Hour of Peril (2013)
   American Demon (2022)
Daniel Stashower recommends
The Nightingale Affair (2023)
Tim Mason
"The Nightingale Affair is the best kind of historical thriller -- beautifully written, expertly plotted, and brimming with vivid characters and detail. Tim Mason made a brilliant debut with The Darwin Affair, and this one is even better."
Death and the Conjuror (2022)
(Joseph Spector, book 1)
Tom Mead
"With a deviously intricate locked-room plot, Death and the Conjuror unfolds as both an elegant tribute and a cunning update of the classic 'impossible crime' story. Somewhere, the great John Dickson Carr is smiling."
Observations by Gaslight (2021)
Lyndsay Faye
"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."
Murder at the 42nd Street Library (2016)
(42nd Street Library Mystery, book 1)
Con Lehane
"An inventive tale of murder and mayhem. Con Lehane, like his librarian-sleuth Ray Ambler, knows how to keep his readers happy."
Girl Waits With Gun (2015)
(Kopp Sisters, book 1)
Amy Stewart
"Amy Stewarthas craftedthe best kind of historical novel; she uncovers an intriguing, all-but-forgotten historical nugget and spins it into a wildly entertaining tale with an engaging, tough-minded heroine. 'Girl Waits With Gun' hits the bulls-eye."
Past Sins (2009)
(Matthew Grace Casebooks, book 1)
John L French
"Terrific! John French is the real deal!"

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