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Lucy Sussex is a Guest of the Coburg Historical Society
Lucy Sussex

Meet Lucy Sussex, award-winning author of Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab pre-dated and became the pattern for the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. It became the fastest selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster. Unfortunately author Fergus Hume missed making his fortune on the book as he sold the copyright for a mere fifty pounds. 

Lucy Sussex will discuss her research into Hume, his detective novel and how she turned his fascinating life story into an award-winning book of her own. Presented by the Coburg Historical Society.

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