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The Millionaire Mystery

By: Fergus Hume
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Millionaire Mystery" by Fergus Hume is a gripping detective fiction novel that immerses readers in a thrilling Victorian-era mystery. Set against a backdrop of wealth and intrigue, Hume's tale unfolds with suspenseful plot twists and intricate investigations, keeping readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. As wealthy characters become embroiled in a web of crime and deception, the novel delves deep into the complexities of human nature and the allure of wealth. With its captivating narrative and atmospheric setting, "The Millionaire Mystery" delivers a classic whodunit experience, inviting readers to piece together clues alongside the intrepid detective. Hume masterfully builds tension and suspense, weaving a tale of murder and intrigue that grips readers from start to finish. As the investigation unfolds, secrets are revealed and hidden motives come to light, adding layers of complexity to the mystery. Through Hume's skillful storytelling, readers are drawn into a world where nothing is as it seems, and the truth lurks behind every twist and turn. "The Millionaire Mystery" stands as a testament to Hume's prowess as a writer of Victorian-era detective fiction, offering readers an unforgettable journey into the heart of suspense and intrigue.

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Fergus Hume

Ferguson Wright Hume, also known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist who wrote detective fiction, thrillers, and mysteries. Hume was born in Powick, Worcestershire, England, as the second son of James C. Hume, a Scot who worked as a clerk and steward at the county pauper and lunatic asylum. When he was three, his family moved to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he attended Otago Boys' High School and studied law at the University of Otago. He was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1885. Hume moved to Melbourne, Australia, shortly after graduating and began working as a barristers' clerk. He began writing plays but was unable to persuade Melbourne theatre managers to approve, let alone read them. Hume returned to England, first in London, then in Thundersley, Essex, at Church Cottage, most likely on the invitation of the Reverend Thomas Noon Talfourd Major. Hume resided in Thundersley for thirty years, producing over 130 novels and various collections, the most of which were mystery stories, although he never regained the fame of his debut novel. He also wrote lyrics for songs written by his brother-in-law, Charles Willeby, and book reviews for literary periodicals such as The Bookman. The 1911 census shows him as ‘author’, aged 51, and living at Church Cottage, Thundersley, which comprised of six rooms. He had a housekeeper, Ada Louise Peck, a widow aged 69. He made regular trips to Italy, France, Switzerland, and other European countries.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 166 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059502
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059504
  • Item Weight: 215.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.50mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Thrillers / General