The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

By Fergus Hume

A Hansom cab driver in Melbourne, Australia takes a gentleman passenger on board but unfortunately the passenger is discovered to be dead on arrival! How could a person travelling on his own in the back of a cab have been chloroformed to death? That is the mystery that will hold you, the reader, from page one right through to the end.

It is this puzzle too that has made this book one of the most successful crime stories ever to have been published. It has been described in one reference book as one of the most successful crime stories of all time. It sold well over a million copies and has appeared in at least twelve different languages.

This version includes an excellent introduction by H. R. F. Keating who has himself published over 32 novels. The Sunday Times described The Mystery of a Hansom Cab as: ‘One of the best 100 Crime Stories of all time’.



Fergus Hume


2001, 2009


978 1 901091 3 80