The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House

Kate Summerscale


In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was once chanced on on the backside of an out of doors privy together with his throat slit. T he crime horrified all England and resulted in a countrywide obsession with detection, satirically destroying, within the procedure, the profession of possibly the best detective within the land. Inspector Jonathan Whicher’s genuine legacy, besides the fact that, lives on in fiction: the harsh, 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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