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The cover of a novel titled By Gaslight by Steven Price drew my attention on Amazon. It's a beautiful, atmospheric cover. But when I read the synopsis, the three main characters' names made me pause:

William Pinkerton: a detective
Adam Foole: some sort of petty criminal with a past
Edward Shade: notorious thief and criminal

Notice the last names? It's like the plot is already spelled out. *rolls eyes* The name of a character, place, etc, is important but there's a difference between being subtle and being lazy as a writer.

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