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The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume


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PUBLISHED: 26th April 2012
ISBN: 9781921922220
ANNOTATION:
The original blockbuster crime novel, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
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  • Paperback
    $11.19
PUBLISHED: 26th April 2012
ISBN: 9781921922220
ANNOTATION:
The original blockbuster crime novel, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

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The original blockbuster crime novel, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

Publisher Description

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 vivid and 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 and, more importantly, it remains highly readable.

Author Biography

Fergus Hume was born in England in 1859. He grew up in New Zealand where he became a lawyer. In 1885 he emigrated to Melbourne, the city in which he wrote and set The Mystery of A Hansom Cab. In 1888 he settled in England and embarked on a literary career which produced over 130 novels. He died in 1932.

Product Details

Year
2012
ISBN-10
1921922222
ISBN-13
9781921922220
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-04-26
Country of Publication
Australia
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Text Classics
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Book
Short Title
MYST OF A HANSOM CAB REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
Author
Fergus Hume
Pages
414
Publisher
Text Publishing