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mystery of a hansom cab

Fergus Hume

mystery of a hansom cab

a startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life

by Fergus Hume

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Published by A.P. Marsden in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Fergus W. Hume.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination230 p.
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17904983M

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. Get this from a library! The mystery of a hansom cab. [Fergus Hume] -- When a cabdriver finds that his drunken passenger has been murdered, Samuel Gorby is called in .

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was the unlikely first literary product of a young barrister's clerk and quickly rose from its obscure initial publication to become one of the 19th century's bestselling detective novels. Reputed to have inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes, this ingeniously plotted, fast-paced, and engrossing tale remains a. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume. ISBN/ASIN: BHRU8CA Number of pages: Description: On the twenty-seventh day of July, at the hour of twenty minutes to two o’clock in the morning, a hansom cab drove up to the police station in Grey Street, St. Kilda, and the driver made the startling statement that his cab contained the body of a man who he had .

    This book could have had several titles - the Hansom cab is just one of the dimensions of this tale of crime - but this title does evoke some meories of Sherlock Holmes's regular use of cabs in London. This is not a Sherlock Holmes mystery, but it could have been if he had travelled to Melbourne. Not a "can't put it down", but close.4/5(62). Get this from a library! The mystery of a hansom cab. [Fergus Hume] -- A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city (Melbourne), and is surounded by an impenetrable mystery. Written in the 's.


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A man is murdered in a hansom cab. But, who was the man who was last seen with him. The premise of this mystery is a bit thin, to sustain the novel for its entire length, and I felt the second half of the book dragged quite a bit.

But, bear in mind that these types of mystery books were quite a new genre at the time/5(8). When he couldn't find a publisher for The Mystery of a Hansom Cab he published it himself.

It was a sensation and sold over twenty thousand copies in Melbourne. With a hit on his hands, Hume sold his copyright to the Hansom Cab Publishing Company in London for fifty pounds.4/5(62).

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IN its original form, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab” has reached the sale ofcopies in this country, and some few editions in the United States of America. Notwithstanding this, the present publishers have the best of reasons for believing, that there are thousands of persons whom the book has never reached.

Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. This edition for the first time reproduces the text of the original Melbourne edition printed by Kemp and Boyce in Other Pages: The result was the self-published novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (), which became a great success.

He based his descriptions of low life on his knowledge of Little Bourke Street. It eventually became the top selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, John Sutherland calling it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of.

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The novel's fame has endured until well into this .