The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective By Kate Summerscale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802717429
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 24th, 2009

The gruesome and monstrous murder of a child from a fairly well-to-do family in 1860 England baffles local authorities. Jonathan Whicher, one of the original detectives in London's Scotland Yard, is summoned to the scene. There, he finds a manor house more abundantly populated with suspects than an Agatha Christie novel. Although Whicher's deductions ultimately prove to be correct, his expertise perversely triggers his professional undoing. This eminently readable book is proof in itself that fact is, indeed, stranger than any fiction. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves