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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume (1859-1932)

1. 00 – Preface
2. 01 – What the Argus Said
3. 02 – Evidence at the Inquest
4. 03 – One Hundred Pounds Reward
5. 04 – Mr. Gorby Makes a Start
6. 05 – Mrs. Hableton Unbosoms Herself
7. 06 – Mr. Gorby Makes Further Discoveries
8. 07 – The Wool King
9. 08 – Brian Takes a Walk and a Drive
10. 09 – Mr. Gorby is Satisfied at Last
11. 10 – In the Queen’s Name
12. 11 – Counsel for the Prisoner
13. 12 – She was a True Woman
14. 13 – Madge Makes a Discovery
15. 14 – Another Richmond in the Field
16. 15 – A Woman of the People
17. 16 – Missing
18. 17 – The Trial
19. 18 – Sal Rawlins Tells All She Knows
20. 19 – The Verdict of the Jury
21. 20 – The Argus Gives its Opinion
22. 21 – Three Months Afterward
23. 22 – A Daughter of Eve
24. 23 – Across the Walnuts and the Wine
25. 24 – Brian Receives a Letter
26. 25 – What Dr. Chinston Said
27. 26 – Kilsip Has a Theory of His Own
28. 27 – Mother Guttersnipe Joins the Majority
29. 28 – Mark Frettleby Has a Visitor
30. 29 – Mr. Calton’s Curiosity is Satisfied
31. 30 – Nemesis
32. 31 – Hush-Money
33. 32 – De Mortuis nil nisi Bonum
34. 33 – The Confession
35. 34 – The Hands of Justice
36. 35 – The Love that Lives

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“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 impenetrable 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.)NOTE: The preface of this work mentions the culprit of the “whodunit” – which may spoil the project for some listeners. Be advised to skip the preface or listen to it at the end if you’d like to be surprised by the outcome of the story.



- The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Great Reader, The story is Very Good. I really enjoyed this Story.


- The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Sleepy. Convoluted/hard to follow.


- mystery of a handsome cab

This is a decent read. The reader was amazing. It was hard to keep up with all the different random characters. Many of random character details should have been left out the book since they served no purpose.


- mystery of a handsome cab

Beautifully read, good story with an excellent plot

andy wogan

- mystery of the hansom cab

Quite a few twists and turns in this enjoyable tale. I can't remember another where the ladies " fainted to the ground " with such frequency. Very well read without the flambouyance of some but with the right amount of dramatisation.