Fergus Hume
1859-1932
 

Ferguson Wright Hume was born in England. At the age of three his father emigrated with his family to New Zealand. He attended high school in Dunedin and studied law at the University of Orago. Short after graduation he left for Melbourne where he obtained a post as a barrister's clerk. After the success of his first novel, Hume returned to England. He resided in London for few years and then he moved to the Essex countryside where he lived in Thundersley for thirty years.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
  1) The Mystery of a Hansom Cab  1886
  2) Professor Brankel's Secret  1886
  3) Madame Midas  1888
  4) The Girl from Malta  1889
  5) The Piccadilly Puzzle (Also published as: Dowker - Detective) (short stories)  1889
  6) The Gentleman Who Vanished (US Title: The Man Who Vanished)  1889
  7) The Man with a Secret  1890
  8) Miss Mephistopheles (Also published as: Tracked by Fate; or, Miss Mephistopheles)  1890
  9) Whom God Hath Joined  1891
 10) Monsieur Judas  1891
 11) A Creature of the Night  1891
 12) The Year of Miracle  1891
 13) When I Lived in Bohemia  1892
 14) The Island of Fantasy  1892
 15) The Chronicles of Faeryland  1892
 16) Alladin in London  1892
 17) The Fever of Life  1892
 18) The Black Carnation  1892
 19) The Harlequin Opal  1893
 20) The Chinese Jar  1893
 21) A Speck of the Motley  1893
 22) A Midnight Mystery  1894
 23) The Nameless City  1894
 24) The Gates of Dawn  1894
 25) The Best of Her Sex  1894
 26) The Lone Inn  1894
 27) The Mystery of Landy Court (US Title: From Thief to Detective)  1894
 28) The Crime of 'Liza Jane'  1895
 29) The White Prior  1895
 30) The Carbuncle Clue  1896
 31) Tricked by a Tattoo  1896
 32) The Expedition of Captain Flick  1896
 33) The Dwarf's Chamber and other stories (short stories)  1896
 34) A Marriage Mystery  1896
 35) Claude Duval of Ninety-Five  1897
 36) The Tombstone Treasure  1897
 37) Hagar of the Pawn-Shop (short stories)  1898
 38) Under One Cover  1898
 39) The Clock Struck One  1898
 40) Lady Jezebel  1898
 41) The Rainbow Feather  1898
 42) The Devil-Stick (US Title: For the Defense)  1898
 43) The Silent House in Pimlico (US Title: The Silent House)  1899
 44) The Red-Headed Man  1899
 45) The Indian Bangle  1899
 46) The Crimson Cryptogram  1900
 47) A Traitor in London  1900
 48) Shylock of the River  1900
 49) The Lady from Nowhere  1900
 50) The Bishop's Secret (US Title: Bishop Pendle; or, The Bishop's Secret)  1900
 51) The Vanishing of Tera  1900
 52) A Woman's Burden  1901
 53) The Golden Wang-Ho (US Title: The Secret of the Chinese Jar)  1901
 54) The Millionaire Mystery  1901
 55) The Mother of Emeralds  1901
 56) The Crime of the Crystal  1901
 57) The Turnpike House  1902
 58) Woman: The Sphinx  1902
 59) The Pagan's Cup  1902
 60) The Guilty House  1903
 61) The Jade Eye  1903
 62) The Miser's Will  1903
 63) A Coin of Edward VII  1903
 64) The Yellow Holly  1903
 65) The Silver Bullet  1903
 66) The Wheeling Light  1904
 67) The White Room  1904
 68) The Mandarin's Fan  1904
 69) The Red Window  1904
 70) The Lonely Church  1904
 71) The Fatal Song  1905
 72) The Scarlet Bat  1905
 73) Lady Jim of Curzon Street  1905
 74) The Opal Serpent  1905
 75) The Secret Passage  1905
 76) The Wooden Hand  1905
 77) The Black Patch  1906
 78) The Dancer in Red (short stories)  1906
 79) Jonah's Luck  1906
 80) The Mystery of the Shadow  1906
 81) The Yellow Hunchback  1907
 82) The Purple Fern  1907
 83) Flies in the Web  1908
 84) The Sacred Herb  1908
 85) The Sealed Message  1908
 86) The Mystery of a Motor Cab  1908
 87) The Crowned Skull  1908
 88) The Green Mummy  1908
 89) The Amethyst Cross  1908
 90) The Top Dog  1909
 91) The Disappearing Eye  1909
 92) The Solitary Farm  1909
 93) The Devil's Ace  1909
 94) The Spider  1910
 95) The Mikado Jewel  1910
 96) The Peacock of Jewels  1910
 97) The Lonely Subaltern  1910
 98) The Rectory Governess  1911
 99) The Steel Crown  1911
100) The Pink Shop  1911
101) High Water Mark  1911
102) The Jew's House  1911
103) Mother Mandarin  1912
104) Across the Footlights  1912
105) A Son of Perdition  1912
106) The Mystery Queen  1912
107) Red Money  1912
108) The Blue Talisman  1912
109) Seen in the Shadow  1913
110) In Queer Street  1913
111) The Thirteenth Guest  1913
112) The Curse  1913
113) The 4 P.M. Express  1914
114) Not Wanted  1914
115) The Lost Parchment  1914
116) Answered: A Spy Story  1915
117) The Caretaker  1915
118) The Red Bicycle  1916
119) The Silent Signal  1917
120) The Grey Doctor  1917
121) The Black Image  1918
122) Next Door  1918
123) Heart of Ice  1918
124) Crazy-Quilt  1919
125) The Master-Mind  1919
126) The Dark Avenue  1920
127) The Other Person  1920
128) The Singing Head  1920
129) The Woman Who Held On  1920
130) The Unexpected  1921
131) Three  1921
132) A Trick of Time  1922
133) The Moth-Woman  1923
134) The Whispering Lane  1924
135) The Caravan Mystery  1926
136) The Last Straw  1932

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