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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Written by Fergus Hume

Narrated by LibriVox Community


The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Written by Fergus Hume

Narrated by LibriVox Community

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4/5 (11 ratings)
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7 hours
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Aug 25, 2014
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Description

“The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18-- “Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying. A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city, and is surrounded by an inpenetrable mystery. … “On the twenty-seventh day of July, at the hour of twenty minutes to two o'clock in the morning, a hansom cab drove up to the police station in Grey Street, St. Kilda, and the driver made the startling statement that his cab contained the body of a man who he had reason to believe had been murdered….” (Excerpt from the first chapter.)

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Aug 25, 2014
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About the author

Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was an English writer and critic, best known for his innovation in the biographical genre. After starting his career by writing reviews and critical articles for periodicals, Strachey reached his first great success and crowning achievement with the publication of Eminent Victorians, which defied the conventional standards of biographical work. Strachey was a founding member of the Bloomsburg Group, a club of English artists, writers, intellectuals and philosophers. Growing very close to some of the members, Strachey participated in an open three-way relationship with Dora Carrington, a painter, and Ralph Partridge. Stachey published a total of fourteen major works, eight of which were publish posthumously.


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  • (4/5)
    Good storyline and plot. Poor betrayal of women little more than children and in need of a man’s guidance just to walk down the hall. I realize that this was written many years ago, but couldn’t authors and readers dipict women as they are? Also, the author did a terrible job trying to have his characters speak like they were ignorant and uneducated.
  • (4/5)
    A very good mystery with good characters and well explained finish