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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab : Movie Tie-In Edition - Fergus W. Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Movie Tie-In Edition

By: Fergus W. Hume, Simon Caterson (Introduction by)


Published: 24th October 2012
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Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel.

First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation, selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and being translated into eleven languages. Over a century later, Hansom Cab has lost none of its page-turning power.

Set in the charming and deadly streets of Melbourne, this brilliantly plotted murder thriller tells the story of a crime committed by an unknown assassin. With its panoramic depiction of a bustling yet uneasy city, Hansom Cab has a central place in Australian literary history.

Foreword by Simon Caterson.

About the Author

Fergus Hume (1859–1932), English lawyer and prolific author spent a number of years in New Zealand and Australia where he began his career of more than thirty years writing detective stories, including his first novel and international best-seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886).

'One of the hundred best crime novels of all time.' Sunday Telegraph 'Well written and immensely readable.' Daily Telegraph 'An absolute ripper. A plot full of astonishing twists and turns, and brilliant evocation of 19th-Century Melbourne that captures its charm, bustle and rawness.' Inside Melbourne 'A splendidly romantic melodrama, full of period charm, and Victorian sentiment...The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is not only a classic but hugely enjoyable as well.' West Australian 'Fiendishly cunning.' -- Shane Maloney

ISBN: 9781922079534
ISBN-10: 1922079537
Series: Text Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 24th October 2012
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23