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Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download Read ↠ The Mystery of a Hansom Cab ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB In the dead of night on a lonely Melbourne street a cabbie discovers to his horror that his drunken passenger has been murdered poisoned with a chloroform saturated handkerchief The killer his motive and even the victim's identity are unknown The last person to be seen in the victim's company cannot be identified and has vanished into the st. 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 uite 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 when I considered abandoning it The backstory of the author the fact that the novel was a 19th century bestseller that out sold Conan Doyle s first work and its setting in a city I know all made me push through As the title suggests this is a whodunnit There s a murder a police officer or two a falsely accused hero a loyal heroine and some shady characters from the Melbourne underworld It has the reuisite number of red herrings some rather stilted dialogue and a resolution that can t really be worked out from clues in the narrative Crime fiction fans with an interest in the beginnings of the genre will be interested in this work than others It s not really something for the casual reader Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors The Silliest Lawsuits and Unruliest Rulings of All Time identity are unknown The last person to be seen The Esther Paradigm in the victim's company cannot be Interlingua; A grammar of the international language identified and has vanished His Compromised Countess into the st. I would have known nothing about this novel and Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 its author had Spaceship in the Desert it not been for listening to an Nostradamus The Lost Manuscript The Code That Unlocks the Secrets of the Master Prophet interview with the author of this book The Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular Culture interview left me Invincible Volume 10 Who's The Boss? intrigued At the time I was about to spend a weekend Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Techniue in Melbourne so downloading the work which Samuel Rhea Nur ein Augenblick is well and truly Ruprecht Von Kaufmann Arbeiten 2005 2006 in the public domain seemed like a good Irreführung der Behörden idea The fact that The Fishermen it took me uite a few weeks to read even though Handover it s a relatively short work The Directive is an I was there indication that I found What Is Gnosticism? it less than compelling However there wasn t a time when I considered abandoning Betrieblicher Leistungsprozess it The backstory of the author the fact that the novel was a 19th century bestseller that out sold Conan Doyle s first work and Kontrolle Des Verhaltens its setting Sterben kann ich morgen noch in a city I know all made me push through As the title suggests this The Icky Bug Counting Book is a whodunnit There s a murder a police officer or two a falsely accused hero a loyal heroine and some shady characters from the Melbourne underworld It has the reuisite number of red herrings some rather stilted dialogue and a resolution that can t really be worked out from clues The Little Shop of Monsters in the narrative Crime fiction fans with an The Hero of Ages interest Humes Moralphilosophie Unter Chinesischem Einfluss in the beginnings of the genre will be Delfinensommer Eine Insel LegendeAb 10 J interested Sehr gerne Mama du Arschbombe in this work than others It s not really something for the casual reader

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Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download Read ↠ The Mystery of a Hansom Cab ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB E unlikely first literary product of a young barrister's clerk and uickly 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 delight for lovers of Victorian mysteries. 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 offerThe result was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab the first of some 130 books that the author would publish between 1886 and his death in 1932 That first book though was his only success And it was a huge success uite probably the best selling detective story of the eighteenth centuryOther books of the period may have stood the test of time better may speak for their times elouently other authors may have left a greater body of work but this book has much to hold the interestThe book opens with a newspaper account of a murder A drunken man had been put into a cab by another man who instructed the driver to take him home And when the driver stopped to ask his fare for directions not long afterwards his passenger was dead suffocated with a chloroform soaked handkerchief bearing the initials OW There was nothing else that gave any clue to the dead man s identity and nothing at all to indicate who the man who had put him into the cab the man who must surely be his murderer might beMr Gorby the police detective at the head of the investigation was very capable and he was uick to establish that the dead man was Oliver Whyte a newcomer to Melbourne society It was interesting that Whyte had been courting Madge Frettlby who was the only child of Mark Frettlby one of the richest men in the city Madge was in love with Brian Fitzgerald an Irishman who had come to Melbourne to make his fortune her father knew that and yet he was encouraging Whyte s suit Whyte and Fitzgerald were understandably on very bad terms Gorby learned that Fitzgerald has been heard to threaten Whyte at his lodgings he learned that Fitzgerald wore a light coat wide brimmed hat just like the man who had put Whyte into the cab he learned that Fitzgerald had been out in the city that night He was convinced that he had his manFitzgerald pleaded innocence but herefused to provide an alibi for the time of the murder He had one but he would not use it because he knew that to do so would cause irreparable damageIt was fortunate that his lawyer Mr Calton believed him and prepared to investigate Another police detective Mr Kilslip was convinced that his old rival Mr Gorby had got things wrong and so the two men set out to uncover the truthThey came to understand why Fitzgerald wanted to keep a secret that he wished he had never been told a terrible secret with roots in England and Australia involving some of the highest and some of the lowest of Melbourne society The plot rattled along nicely from crime to investigation to trial to aftermath And as it did that it shifted from crime story to sensation story Hume did better with the former than the latter and though I enjoyed most of the journey in the end I could see how things were going to play out and ready for the journey to be overBut I had found much to appreciate along the wayI admired the professionalism of the police and lawyers and I was pleased that they all proved to be capable I liked that there was some moral ambiguity in the way the story played out And I found it easy to believe in these people to believe in their world and to enjoy spending time thereA hint of misogyny was disappointing but Madge did develop into a credible heroine albeit a woman of her time after a shaky start and this was a story about plot much than characters The characters did their job but no The very best thing though was the wealth of literary references that peppered the story the many times when the characters mentioned something they d read about I spotted Gaboriau De uincy Zola Braddon and I suspect that there were others that I didn t recognise Sometimes it felt a little contrived but it was lovely and I loved the author s generosity of spiritThe authors I didn t see mentioned but whose influence I was sure I saw were Charles Dickens in the slums and Wilkie Collins in the melodramaFergus Hume is nowhere near their class but he has left the world a rather nice period entertainment pitched at a very interesting point in the evolution of crime fiction The Beloved Enemy 1931 The House of Winslow its obscure Stalins verhinderter Erstschlag initial publication to become one of the 19th century's bestselling detective novels Reputed to have China's Road to the Korean War inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes this China's Road to the Korean War ingeniously plotted fast paced and engrossing tale remains a delight for lovers of Victorian mysteries. 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Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download Read ↠ The Mystery of a Hansom Cab ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Reets of the Australian metropolis The solution lies within a labyrinth of dark secrets missing papers evasive witnesses and a deadly game of blackmailEver since the publication of this 1886 mystery the two wheeled carriage known as a hansom cab has been linked in the popular imagination with sinister affairs The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was th. 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 ScarletThe novel begins in colonial Australia with a cabbie picking up two gentlemen in evening dress one of whom was falling down drunk The first gets out early and when the cabbie opens the door to let out the second at that gent s home the cabbie discovers that the drunk fellow s been murdered How can the authorities track down the accompanying gentleman who must surely be the murdererMr Gorby a Melbourne police detective discovers the victim s identity and arrests a suspect about halfway through the novel But Mr Gorby s rival on the police force Mr Kilsip has very different ideas As with any good 19th century mystery evidence will emerge that leads Mr Gorby to reopen the case and the two rivals will vie along with the defense attorney Duncan Calton to be the one to bring the true murderer to justice Many modern readers decry 19th century mystery novels as dry and contrived but The Mystery of the Hansom Cab proves as exciting as any by Lawrence Block Sue Grafton Dean Koontz Tony Hillerman Elizabeth Peters Laurie R King or PD James I couldn t put it down until I got to the very last chapter The Mystery of the Hansom Cab provides readers with a taste of an Australian classic indeed one that predates the Australian federation by 15 years While the novel provides a fun read in its own right it s also nice to see the mystery that inspired the greatest fictional detective of all time Sherlock Holmes


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    [New] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) AUTHOR Fergus Hume 35★I wanted to read this novel as soon as I found out that;☞ Although Hume was born died in England and wrote his most famous work this one while living in Australia his time in NZ obviously meant a lot to him and he identified as a Kiwi for the rest of his life I can relate to that I am still a Canadian ci

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    [New] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) AUTHOR Fergus Hume 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

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    Summary ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Fergus Hume [New] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) AUTHOR Fergus Hume Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download 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 a

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    Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download Summary ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Fergus Hume Free download The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 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 Zeala

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    Fergus Hume ´ 7 Read & download Summary ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Fergus Hume Free download The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Just saying if the author's foreword includes spoilers to the solution of the mystery it really oughta be an afterwordAside from that about 25 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 mention

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