The Lady from Nowhere is a detective novel by American author Fergus Hume. A mysterious woman is found murdered in a yellow boudoir. Who is she and where does she come from? Detective Absalom Gebb is on the case. One evening in July, the peaceful slumber of the London suburb of Gresham is disturbed by a woman’s terrified cry of Murder! - at a local boarding house, a mysterious lady of unknown origins has been found strangled, her jewels taken in an apparent case of robbery with violence. But when Inspector Absalom Gebb of Scotland Yard is assigned to bring the killer to justice, he begins to suspect that the crime may be premeditated, and its roots lie in a brutal murder committed years ago at the mysterious Kirkstone Hall… The Lady from Nowhere was first published in 1900. E-Book: ePUB, 58,600 words, average reading time 4 hours, 55 min. Unabridged full version. Also available as audiobook read by MaryAnn Spiegel, running time 6 hours, 3 min. Fergusson Wright Hume, known as Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His first novel was the self-published novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), which became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era.