The Black Image
by Fergus Hume
Publisher: Ward, Lock 1918
Number of pages: 336
From where the three stood on the ivy-clothed and moss-grown terrace, stretched an oblong space of ground, surrounded by lofty walls of black brick, looking all the more dreary for lack of creeping plants to hide their bareness. Right and left, even to the terminal wall, were double rows of sombre cypress trees, so tall, grim and solemn as to almost exclude the sunlight.
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by Fergus Hume - ManyBooks
This is a murder mystery set on the coast of Cornwall. As the narrative unfolds, all the evidence tells against Sir Hannibal Trevick -- a handsome-but-ageing widower with an aristocratic title to his name but very little money ...
by Fergus Hume - G. W. Dillingham Company
This book is quite up to the level of the high standard which Mr. Hume has set for himself in 'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab' and 'The Rainbow Feather'. It is a brilliant, stirring adventure, showing the author's prodigious inventiveness.
by Fergus Hume - G. W. Dillingham
This well-done murder mystery was acclaimed by the New York Times Book Review. It begins with a rich old woman found death in her chair and not a clue to the murderer. Then so many clues turn up that even the story-book detective is bewildered.
by Fergus Hume
One of the most popular mysteries in the nineteenth century, apparently even surpassing the sales of Sherlock Holmes books. This forgotten Australian melodrama should appeal to readers interested in the early development of the mystery story.