The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Or, The Murder at Road Hill House

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - History - 372 pages
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Summary: "The dramatic story of the real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction. In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher is a provocative work of non-fiction that reads like a Victorian thriller, and in it Kate Summerscale has fashioned a brilliant, multilayered narrative that is as cleverly constructed as it is beautifully written."--Publisher description.

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Kate Summerscale is the author of the bestselling books "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" and "The Queen of Whale Cay".

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