The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
by Fergus Hume
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
On the twenty-seventh day of July, at the hour of twenty minutes to two o’clock in the morning, a hansom cab drove up to the police station in Grey Street, St. Kilda, and the driver made the startling statement that his cab contained the body of a man who he had reason to believe had been murdered.
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