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Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 20mm | 435g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 192214794X
  • 9781922147943
  • 557,802

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'An absorbing, at times fascinating companion to The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.' Age 'Told with wit and lightly worn scholarship...Sussex has written a fine, thoroughly engaging and multifaceted history. Generously, she has shared her fun with the rest of us.' Australian 'The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of crime fiction or Australian literature, but is highly recommended even if you're not: Sussex is a superb story-teller and leavens this fascinating account with dry wit. It deserves to be a blockbuster.' Tara Sharp 'This is a fine book about a novel that defined the burgeoning genre of crime fiction, full of wit, important discoveries and fascinating insights - like its subject, a real page-turner.' Wormwoodiana 'Sussex skillfully assembles the known information about a very private man and his times, and reveals a Victorian world whose machinations and mysteries are equal to those of his most famous fiction.' Stuff NZ 'A very interesting whodunit about a whodunit.' North and South 'Blockbuster! is almost too much to take in. It's a wealth of well- researched information, but readable and informative just the same. The book is equipped with bibliography, end notes, epitaphs and reviews, enough to keep the curious occupied for hours.' Otago Daily Times 'For those interested in the minutiae of Marvellous Melbourne, the intricacies of the theatre and publishing world and the rogues and characters who played there, this is a great read.' Glen Eira Historical Society '[Sussex] provides a rich picture of Victorian life and a revealing account of late 19th-century publishing practices...Fascinating.' Publishers Weekly 'Blockbuster! makes for highly enjoyable and informative reading.' Washington Postshow more
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