Reprint. Originally published: London : Leisure Library, 1935.
|LC Classifications||PR9639.2.H84 M9 1982, PR4809.H87 M9 1982|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||254 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||254|
|LC Control Number||82009461|
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume. The book was first published in Australia, in Set in Melbourne, the story 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/5(50). Published in and an immediate best seller, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was one of the earliest detective stories written in English, predating Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet by a year, and is considered one of the best examples of the genre. Published in and an immediate best seller, /5. Oct 30, · In he emigrated to Melbourne, the city in which he wrote and set The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. In he settled in England and embarked on a literary career which produced over novels. In he settled in England and embarked on a literary career which produced over novels/5(48). Jul 23, · 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).
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. “Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying.4/5(4). In its original form, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" has reached the sale of , copies 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 . The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first published in Melbourne in , in Britain in , The author self-published the first edition of the novel. and in the United States in , by G. redleaf-photography.com: Fergus Hume. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume. The book takes place in Melbourne, Australia and involves an investigation into a homicide, after a corpse is discovered in the evening, in a hansom cab.
The Washington Post logo. Book review: The ‘Mystery of a Hansom Cab’ has murder and a kitschy charm Written by a young lawyer from New Zealand and set in Melbourne, Australia. Finding that the novels of Émile Gaboriau were then very popular in Melbourne, he obtained and read a set of them and determined to write a novel of a similar kind. 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. The book "The Magician's Nephew" written by C.S. Lewis features a Hansom cab being used by Jadis while in England. In the movie Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg (David Niven) and Passepartout hired a Hansom cab to reach the Reform Club as fast as . 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 /5(9).