The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set

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  • Title: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set
  • Author: Fergus Hume
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set Best Read || [Fergus Hume], The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set, Fergus Hume, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab And Other Traditional British Mysteries Boxed Set This collection includes traditional British mystery novels A COIN OF EDWARD VII THE SOLITARY FARM HAGAR OF THE PAWN SHOP RED MONEY THE BISHOP S SECRET THE GREEN MUMMY THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB THE MYSTERY QUEEN The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set Best Read || [Fergus Hume] - The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab And Other Traditional British Mysteries Boxed Set This collection includes traditional British mystery novels A COIN OF EDWARD VII THE SOLITARY FARM HAGAR OF THE PAWN SHOP RED MONEY THE BISHOP S SECRET THE GREEN MUMMY THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB TH

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (And 7 Other Traditional British Mysteries): Boxed Set

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  • Fergus Hume

    Fergusson Wright Hume 1859 1932 , New Zealand lawyer and prolific author particularly renowned for his debut novel, the international best seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 1886 Fergusson Fergus Wright Hume was born 8 July 1859 at Powick, Worcestershire, England, son of Glaswegian Dr James Collin Hume, a steward at the Worcestershire Pauper Lunatic Asylum and his wife Mary Ferguson While Fergus was a very young child, in 1863 the Humes emigrated to New Zealand where James founded the first private mental hospital and Dunedin College Young Fergus attended the Otago Boys High School then went on to study law at Otago University He followed up with articling in the attorney general s office, called to the New Zealand bar in 1885.In 1885 Hume moved to Melbourne While he worked as a solicitors clerk he was bent on becoming a dramatist but having only written a few short stories he was a virtual unknown So as to gain the attentions of the theatre directors he asked a local bookseller what style of book he sold most Emile Gaboriau s detective works were very popular and so Hume bought them all and studied them intently, thus turning his pen to writing his own style of crime novel and mystery.Hume spent much time in Little Bourke Street to gather material and his first effort was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 1886 , a worthy contibution to the genre It is full of literary references and quotations finely crafted complex characters and their sometimes ambiguous seeming interrelationships with the other suspects, deepening the whodunit angle It is somewhat of an expos of the then extremes in Melbourne society, which caused some controversy for a time Hume had it published privately after it had been downright rudely rejected by a number of publishers Having completed the book, I tried to get it published, but everyone to whom I offered it refused even to look at the manuscript on the grounds that no Colonial could write anything worth reading He had sold the publishing rights for 50, but still retained the dramatic rights which he soon profited from by the long Australian and London theatre runs.Except for short trips to France, Switzerland and Italy, in 1888 Hume settled and stayed in Essex, England where he would remain for the rest of his life His romance and Australian gold mining tale, Madame Midas was published in 1889 Miss Mephistopheles 1890 , Aladdin in London 1892 ,The Secret Passage 1905 , The Green Mummy 1908 , High Water Mark 1911 , The Master Mind 1919 , The Moth Woman 1923 , and The Last Straw 1932 were some of the many titles to follow The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.Although he was born and lived the latter part of this life in England, Hume thought of himself as a colonial and identified as a New Zealander, having spent all of his formative years from preschool through to adulthood in Dunedin, at the far edge of the empire Fergus Hume died of cardiac failure at his home in Rosemary, Grove Road, Thundersley, Essex, England on 11 July 1932.



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