A sensational Melbourne novel with Lucy Sussex

City of Melbourne Libraries

Event Date: 
12 February 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Lucy Sussex

Before 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.
Author Lucy Sussex will share the engrossing tale of Fergus Hume and his best-seller—equally colourful portraits of Melbourne’s blossoming cultural life in the late 1800s—as presented in her rigorously researched book Blockbuster!

Free, bookings essential.

Tuesday 12 February, 6pm to 7.30pm

East Melbourne Library
122 George Street East Melbourne VIC 3002
03 9658 9600