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

25 October 2016 6:00pm — 7:30pm

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Before Sherlock Holmes, there was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster.

In a talk that fans of true crime, history and crime fiction will enjoy, Blockbuster! author Lucy Sussex relates the story behind former Dunedinite Fergus Hume’s novel that would help define the genre of crime fiction.

Copies of Lucy Sussex’ book Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab can be purchases on the night, courtesy of University Book Shop Otago (EFTPOS available)

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library

FREE


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