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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User Review  - Bruce_McNair - LibraryThing

This book tells the true story of the murder of the four-year old son of a middle-class man in a country house outside the village of Road, Wiltshire in 1860 and its subsequent investigation. Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

This is a fairly recent look at a sensational 1860 murder case which had its own contemporary 1861 account in The Great Crime of 1860; Being a Summary of the Facts Relating to the Murder Committed at ... Read full review

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

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