The Mystery of a Hansom Cab



The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab, The Best Selling Mystery Of The Nineteenth Century When A Man Is Found Dead In A Hansom Cab One Of Melbourne S Leading Citizens Is Accused Of The Murder He Pleads His Innocence, Yet Refuses To Give An Alibi It Falls To A Determined Lawyer And An Intrepid Detective To Find The Truth, Revealing Long Kept Secrets Along The Way Fergus Hume S First And Perhaps Most Famous Mystery The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab.The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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  • Paperback
  • 309 pages
  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
  • Fergus Hume
  • 14 October 2017
  • 1876485035

10 thoughts on “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

  1. says:

    I would have known nothing about this novel and its author had it not been for listening to an interview with the author of this book The interview left me intrigued At the time I was about to spend a weekend in Melbourne, so downloading the work, which is well and truly in the public domain, seemed like a good idea The fact that it took me quite a few weeks to read, even though it s a relatively short work is an indication that I found it less than compelling However, there wasn t a time wh I would have known nothing about this novel and its author had it not been for listening to an interview with the author of this book The intervie...

  2. says:

    The bottom line is that I really liked this book another ahhhhh read in my history of mystery project for 2017 It is yet another one, like The Leavenworth Case that comes right down to the wire in unmasking the killer, and yet another that belongs in the category of classic mystery fiction The story itself is a mix of crime, investigations, courtroom drama, melodrama, and elements of sensation fiction, complete with dark secrets from the past The novel begins with a report from the Argus o The bottom line is that I really liked this book another ahhhhh read in my history of mystery project for 2017 It is yet another one, like The Leavenworth Case that comes right down to the wire in unmasking the killer, and yet another that belongs in the category of classic mystery fiction The story itself is a mix of crime, investigations, courtroom drama, melodrama, and elements of sensation fiction, complete with dark secrets from the past The novel begins with a report from the Argus on Saturday, the 28th of July, 18 telling its readers of an extraordinary murder that occurred in a most unlikely place a hansom cab committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distanc...

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    Malcolm Royston, a cabman, was driving in Collins Street East, Melbourne at 1am on the 27th July 18 when he was hailed by a gentleman who appeared to be supporting another man, presumably under the influence of too much liquor When he pulled over, he was told to take the gentleman home, as he was awfully tight He stated that he had found the man slumped by a lamp post and though he didn t know him, thought he d send him safely home But suddenly the good Samaritan appeared to recognise the Malcolm Royston, a cabman, was driving in Collins Street East, Melbourne at 1am o...

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    I asked a Goodreads friend from Down Under what Australian and New Zealand books she d recommend to an ignorant Yank like me I d only read Australian Kerry Greenwood and Germaine Greer and Kiwi Ngaio Marsh up to that point Magda was kind enough to send me a long list of excellent authors, including Fergus Hume The English born Hume grew up in New Zealand before relocating to Melbourne Unable to get his plays even looked at much less staged he instead turned out his first mystery, The Mys I asked a Goodreads friend from Down Under what Australian and New Zealand books she d recommend to an ignorant Yank like me I d only read Australian Kerry Greenwood and Germaine Greer and Kiwi Ngaio Marsh up to that point Magda was kind enough to send me a long list of excellent authors, including Fergus Hume The English born Hume grew up in New Zealand before relocating to Melbourne Unable to get his plays even looked at much less staged he instead turned out his first mystery, The Mystery of the Hansom Cab, in 1886 It became an international sensation and inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes and pen A Study in Scarlet.The novel begins in colonial Australia with a cabbie picking up two gentlemen in evening dress, on...

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    Fergus Hume was born in England in 1832 His family emigrated to Australia, where he became a barrister and aspired to be a writer His early efforts were met with complete disinterest, and so, unwilling to admit defeat, he asked a local bookseller what type of book was most popular The answer was detective novels, and so Hume bought and studied all of the works of the popular crime writer Emile Gaboriau that the bookstore had to offer.The result was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab , the first of Fergus Hume was born in England in 1832 His family emigrated to Australia, where he became a barrister and aspired to be a writer His early efforts were met with complete disinterest, and so, unwilling to admit defeat, h...

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    If asked to name the bestselling mystery novel of the 19th century, most people would probably suggest something by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, possibly The Hound of the Baskervilles In fact the biggest selling 19th century mystery novel was Fergus Hume s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Hume was born in England but brought up in New Zealand, and was living in Australia when he wrote the book The book is set in Melbourne He went on to write a further 131 crime novels.The book opens with a cabby disco If asked to name the bestselling mystery novel of the 19th century, most people would probably suggest something by Sir Arthur Conan Doyl...

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    THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB 1886 Fergus W Hume 1 2.Hume was born in England, but migrated to Australia living in Melbourne This was his first mystery, and became a huge bestseller It was the best selling mystery of the nineteenth century, surpassing the sales of the books of Sherlock Holmes stories He went on to write about one hundred additional mysteries, but most of them have been forgotten This first novel is still read, and not just by Australians The Hansom cab, named afte THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB 1886 Fergus W Hume 1 2.Hume was born in England, but migrated to Australia living in Melbourne This was his first mystery, and became a huge bestseller It was the best selling mystery of the nineteenth century, surpassing the sales of the books of Sherlock Holmes stories He went on to write about one hundred additional mysteries, but most of them have bee...

  8. says:

    3.5 stars for the LibriVox audiobook narrated by Sibella Denton.A fun mystery parts were a little predictable but that didn t interfere with my enjoyment Hume managed to keep me wondering about who the culprit was right to the end.

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    Bettie s Books

  10. says:

    Just saying, if the author s foreword includes spoilers to the solution of the mystery, it really oughta be an afterword.Aside from that, about 2.5 stars The mystery was of average complexity, the characters and storytelling style pretty melodramatic I got an ironic chuckle out of the fact that The Leavenworth Case was mentioned and referred to as light reading, when I d rate The Mystery of a Hansom Cab rather lighter Probably the most fun aspect was the setting of Victorian era Australia, Just saying, if the author s foreword includes spoilers to the solution of...

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