The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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This unlikely first literary attempt by a young law clerk in Australia, published in Melbourne, became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century, better even than Sherlock Holmes.

In the dead of night, on a dark, lonely street in Melbourne, a cabby discovers that his drunken passenger has been murdered--suffocated with a chloroform saturated handkerchief. The murderer, his motive, even the identity of the victim are unknown.

"THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB has been ...

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Overview

This unlikely first literary attempt by a young law clerk in Australia, published in Melbourne, became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century, better even than Sherlock Holmes.

In the dead of night, on a dark, lonely street in Melbourne, a cabby discovers that his drunken passenger has been murdered--suffocated with a chloroform saturated handkerchief. The murderer, his motive, even the identity of the victim are unknown.

"THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB has been virtually forgotten, which itself is a mystery, for the book is ingeniously plotted, fast-paced and engrossing. Its characters are memorable and the atmosphere of Melbourne richly evoked." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781463751678
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fergus Hume was born Fergusson Wright Hume July 8 1859 in England. At the age of 3 his family immigrated to New Zealand where he grew up and was educated, being admitted to the bar in 1885. He moved to Melbourne Australia where he tried unsuccessfully to be a playwright. Switching to mystery novels he wrote The Mystery of the Hansom Cab which became the best selling mystery novel of the 19th Century. Returning to England in 1888 he wrote more than 100 short stories and novels including The Silent House The Secret Passage and Red Money. He continued writing into the 30's dying on July 12. 1932.
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