'Murder in the Hansom Cab' is a tightly-plotted murder mystery, set in sophisticated 19th century Melbourne. The story revolves around the death of a gentleman in the back of a hansom cab after a night on the town. Two men get into the cab...but one gets out alive. This high quality period drama is based on Fergus Hume's sensational novel 'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab', Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation translated into eleven languages and outselling the worldwide 1887 publication of the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet. With its captivating characters, from the elite to those less fortunate, this compelling telemovie involves twists and turns to the very end.