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  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
  • Fergus Hume
  • English
  • 28 May 2019
  • 9781846370069

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free download The Mystery of a Hansom Cab summary ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Fergus Hume Fergus Hume ✓ 3 read & download Ing 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 detect. 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 Pin Up Girls from Around The World refuses to give an alibi It falls to a determined lawyer and an intrepid detect. 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 The Nuclear Platypus Biscuit Bible right to the end

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free download The Mystery of a Hansom Cab summary ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Fergus Hume Fergus Hume ✓ 3 read & download 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 lead. 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 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 complete 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 leaving 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 limit it by giving it the label 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 love and the characterizations putting aside the melodrama it all made for a couple of days of reading pleasure It also really messes with reader expectations in a very big way recommended for those who are into this older stuffhttpwwwcrimesegmentscom201712