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  1. says: [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) Fergus Hume Ø 6 review review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume

    [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) Fergus Hume Ø 6 review Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 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 citizen but I always

  2. says: Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) Fergus Hume Ø 6 review

    Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume Fergus Hume Ø 6 review 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 ide

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    Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) 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 ki

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) 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 liuor When he pulled over he

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    review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume Fergus Hume Ø 6 review [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) 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

  6. says: Fergus Hume Ø 6 review review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

    [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 35 stars for the LibriVox audiobook narrated by Sibella DentonA fun mystery parts were a little predictable but

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    Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume Ø 6 review [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) 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 w

  8. says: review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume Fergus Hume Ø 6 review [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab)

    [PDF/EPUB] (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 Zealand and was living in Australia when he wrote the book The book is set in Melbourne He went on to write a furt

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) Free read 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 mentioned and referred to as light reading when I'd rate The Mystery of a Hansom Cab rather lighter Probably the mos

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Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume Ø 6 review review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume 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. 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 citizen but I always feel 100% like a New Zealander Home is where your heart is This book supposedly inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his first Sherlock Holmes book And I really enjoyed the start Hume s style was initially fast paced and far fresh and lively than most Victorian authors I really engaged with the charactersBut I have to go on my own reading experience and for me the pace fell off and I had to read the ending twice to figure out the killer s motivation35 is a good rating from me it does mean I want to read by this author And I am tougher on the murder mystery genre as I read so many of them

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Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume Ø 6 review review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume 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

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Free read The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume Ø 6 review review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Fergus Hume 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. 35 stars for the LibriVox audiobook narrated by Sibella DentonA 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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  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
  • Fergus Hume
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  • 12 May 2020
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