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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fergus Hume Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One lonely night, a cabbie discovers that his intoxicated passenger has been suffocated with a handkerchief saturated in chloroform. The murderer, the victim, and the motive are all unknown.

Fergus Hume's first literary attempt became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century, exceeding even Sherlock Holmes. Hume was a law clerk in Australia, and thus the story takes place in the streets of Melbourne.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Coy | 2/15/2014

    " Nothing awe-inspiring or insanely suspenseful, but it was interesting. It is Sherlock Holmesish but it is easy to see why Doyle's stories went on to become what they did and this ended up just an OK story. There is really no one outstanding character, but rather a group of decent/ok ones. The dinner party banter was obviously from another time, similar to Dickens novels. I think it's sort of hard for modern readers to get too excited about. It was worth the price though-- free on Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by LDuchess | 2/14/2014

    " Very good! Surprised to find one written in 1886 so compelling--like 3 mysteries in one. It's said to be the precursor of Sherlock Holmes and those that followed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 2/13/2014

    " Classic Victorian murder mystery, but set in Melbourne, Australia. I was interested to read in the preface that the author, being a mere colonial, couldn't get published in Britain initially. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/3/2014

    " An excellent story set in The British Colonial community in Australia. It gave a good insight into the life and times of this period. Good characterisations and plot. Considering it was his first full length novel and self published, it is very good. Recommended. "

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