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

ISBN-10: 080271742X

ISBN-13: 9780802717429

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kate Summerscale

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The national bestseller, now in paperback. In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. T he crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land. I nspector Jonathan Whicher's real legacy, however, lives on in fiction: the tough, quirky, all-knowing and all-seeing detective that we know and love today...from the cryptic Sgt. Cuff in Wilkie Collins'sThe Moonstoneto Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.The Suspicions of Mr. Whicherreads like the best of Victorian thrillers, and has been nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize in London.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Kate Summerscale was born in 1965. She is the author of the bestsellingThe Queen of Whale Cay, which won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. She has also judged various literary competitions including the Booker Prize. She lives in London with her five-year-old son.

Introduction
Floorplan of Road Hill House
Family Tree
List of Characters
A Note on Money
Prologue
The Death
To See What We Have Got to See
The Horror and Amazement
Shall Not God Search This Out?
The Detective
A Man of Mystery
Every Clue Seems Cut Off
Something in Her Dark Cheek
Shape-Shifters
All Tight Shut Up
I Know You
To Look at a Star by Glances
What Games Goes On
Detective-Fever
A General Putting of This and That Together by the Wrong End
Women! Hold Your Tongues!
The Unravelling
Like a Crave
Better She Be Mad
My Love Turned
Surely Our Real Detective Liveth
Fairy-Lands of Fact
The Music of the Scythe on the Lawn Outside
Afterword
Postscript
Notes
List of Illustrations
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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