Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4223The Mystery of a Hansom Cab takes place in Melbourne, Australia, and involves an investigation into a homicide, after a corpse is discovered in the early hours, in a hansom cab. The killer's identity is not as significant a revelation in the story as are the roles of the influential and secretive Frettlby family, and their secret. The class divide between Melbourne's wealthy and less fortunate is addressed throughout the plot. (Summary by Wiki)
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