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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The dramatic story of the real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction.

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A great history lesson

User Review  - John K. - Borders

This is the perfect kind of non-fiction. It reads like a crime novel, but is full of well researched facts. Summerscale does a fantastic job of explain the context of the murder in both a historical ... Read full review

An enthralling look at a Victorian murder

User Review  - Chris Y., Asst Buyer - Borders

Inspector Jonathan Whicher of Scotland Yard was, at one time, one of the most fascinating men in England. One of the founders of Scotland Yard, he quickly became the most recognizable of their ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Kate Summerscale was born in 1965. She is the author of the bestselling

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