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The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume Early Reprint The Hansom Cab Publishing Company c1887. Two hundred and twenty-fifth thousand. London. A VG+ copy with no loose or damaged pages, binding firm and spine still very much intact.

"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" is a novel written by Fergus Hume, first published in 1886. This book is often considered one of the earliest detective novels and an important precursor to the modern mystery genre. It is set in Melbourne, Australia, during the late 19th century and begins with the discovery of a murdered man in a hansom cab. The story follows the investigation of this murder, led by Detective Samuel Gorby, as he seeks to unravel the secrets and motives behind the crime. Suspects and witnesses are interviewed, and a complex web of intrigue is gradually uncovered. Fergus Hume's novel was highly successful and remains a significant work in the history of detective fiction. It's known for its intricate plot, well-drawn characters, and the use of deductive reasoning to solve the crime, setting a template for many future mystery novels.

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The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume Early Reprint The Hansom Cab Publishing Company c1887

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