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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Fergus Hume's Startling Story
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'An overnight sensation when it was published in Melbourne in 1886, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab played a key role the development of crime fiction, writes Simon Caterson'

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume , Melbourne : Kemp and Boyce , 1886 Z156928 1886 single work novel (taught in 8 units)

    '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. ' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 1999
    pg. v-xiv
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Inside Story May 2012 12546733 2012 periodical issue 2012
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