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E is known to have read it It s essential reading if you have a taste for Victorian and Edwardian detective stories 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 iving in Australia his time in NZ obviously meant a The Illustrated Book Of Anal Sex lot to him and he identified as a Kiwi for the rest of hisife I can relate to that I am still a Canadian citizen but I always feel 100% ike 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 ively than style was initially fast paced and far fresh and Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo lively than 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 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 muchiuor When he pulled over he was told to take the gentleman home as he was awfully tight He stated that he had found the man slumped by a amp post and though he didn t know him thought he d send him safely home But suddenly the good Samaritan appeared to recognise the drunken man and allowing him to slump to the ground rushed off in disgustRousing him with difficulty Royston finally managed to make out that the man wanted to go to St Kilda after navigating him into his cab which turned out to be a bit of a struggle he was about to drive off when the original man returned He declared he would see the drunk home after all and entered the cab seating himself next to the gentleman Royston then proceeded to head for St Kilda But a ittle ater Royston found himself heading to the Police Station the following investigation had the police convinced they had found their murderer the ease of the arrest thrilled the investigative officer Mr Gorby immensely had found their murderer the ease of the arrest thrilled the investigative officer Mr Gorby immensely Calton on the other hand wasn t so convinced his investigation was intense and thorough What would he find How would the ives of the participating players of this drama be affectedWhat an entertaining mystery Written back in the 1880s it covers everything needed for a good mystery with a number of characters eccentric and otherwise It was a ittle tedious to read at times but I suppose that might have to do with the time it was written For anyone who would ike a glimpse into Australia s past especially Melbourne s inhabitants of the 1800s this could interest you
a ot Fergus Hume was born in England in 1832 His family emigrated to Australia where lot Fergus Hume was born in England in 1832 His family emigrated to Australia where 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 ocal bookseller what type of book was most popular The answ 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 ight reading when I d rate The Mystery of a Hansom Cab rather ighter Probably the most fun aspect was the setting of Victorian era Australia as I ve read almost nothing else set there and the descriptions of the time and place were all fresh to me. Ive to find the truth revealing ong kept secrets along the way Fergus Hume’s first and perhaps most famous mystery The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab.
summary The Mystery of a Hansom CabThe bottom Protection Detail (Capitol K-9 Unit line is that I reallyiked this book another ahhhhh read in my history of mystery project for 2017 It is yet another one ike The Leavenworth Case that comes right down to the wire in unmasking the killer and yet another that belongs in the category of classic mystery fiction The story itself is a mix of crime investigations courtroom drama melodrama #And Elements Of Sensation Fiction #elements of sensation fiction with dark secrets from the past The novel begins with a report from the Argus on Saturday the 28th of July 18 telling its readers of an extraordinary murder that occurred in a most unlikely place a hansom cabcommitted by an unknown assassin within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city surrounded by an impenetrable mystery Indeed from the nature of the crime itself the place where it was committed and the fact that the assassin has escaped without eaving a trace behind him it would seem as though the case itself had been taken bodily out of one of Gaboriau s novels and that his famous detective Leco would only be able to unravel itWhile it can be thought of as a detective novel in the sense that there are two men who are working on the case of the man who was murdered in the hansom cab in Melbourne it is much True there are detectives the police detective who eventually follows the small amount of clues to make an arrest as set against the detective hired by the accused man s attorney to prove him innocent At the same time others are also doing their own bit of detection in this story so to The Billionaires Unwanted Marriage (BWWM Romance Book 1) limit it by giving it theabel of detective fiction isn t exactly right It also delivers some pretty strong commentary and criticism on society of the time which is I think one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much The book is also notable for its view of contemporary Melbourne it takes the reader through the city streets from the gentility of the city s gentlemen s clubs down into its darker dens of vice Add to that the elements of sensation fiction which I ove and the characterizations putting
aside the melodrama it all made for a couple of daysthe melodrama it all made for a couple of days reading pleasure It also really messes with reader expectations in a very big way recommended for those who are into this older stuffhttpwwwcrimesegmentscom201712 35 stars for the LibriVox audiobook narrated by Sibella DentonA fun mystery parts were a ittle predictable but that didn t interfere with my enjoyment Hume managed to keep me wondering about who the culprit was right to the end Bettie s Books I would have known nothing about this novel and its author had it not been for The Anthropology of Magic listening to an interview with the author of this book The intervieweft 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 The Current War 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 itess 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 Savage Spawn 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. 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’sead.