The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

Kate Summerscale


The nationwide bestseller, now in paperback.

In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent used to be came upon on the backside of an outside privy along with his throat slit. T he crime horrified all England and ended in a countrywide obsession with detection, satirically destroying, within the strategy, the profession of probably the best detective within the land. I nspector Jonathan Whicher's genuine legacy, besides the fact that, lives on in fiction: the cruel, quirky, all-knowing and all-seeing detective that we all know and love today…from the cryptic Sgt. Cuff in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone to Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher reads just like the better of Victorian thrillers, and has been nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize in London.

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