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Sussex, Lucy, Blockbuster! Fergus Hume & the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The extraordinary story behind the best selling crime novel of the nineteenth century and of its enigmatic, unlucky author Fergus Hume.
Before Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes there was Hume's The Mystery of the Hansom Cab - the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster.