Text Publishing is pleased to invite you to celebrate the publication of Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume & The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Lucy Sussex.
Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster.
Blockbuster! is the engrossing story of a book that would help define the genre of crime fiction, and a portrait of a great city in full bloom. Rigorously researched and full of arresting detail, this captivating book is a must-read for all fans of true crime, history and crime fiction alike.
Blockbuster! will be launched by Professor Stephen Knight at Reader’s Feast Bookstore.
RSVP by Friday 26 June
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