The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective
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Published
New York : Walker & Co., 2008.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
363.25 SUMME
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xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780802715357, 0802715354

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In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The 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, Jonathan Whicher of Scotland Yard. Whicher quickly believed the unbelievable--that someone within the family was responsible for the murder of young Saville Kent. Without sufficient evidence or a confession, though, his case was circumstantial and he returned to London a broken man. Though he would be vindicated five years later, the real legacy of Jonathan Whicher lives on in fiction: the tough, quirky, knowing, and all-seeing detective that we know and love today....from the cryptic Sgt. Cuff in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone to Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Summerscale, K. (2008). The suspicions of Mr. Whicher: murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective. New York: Walker & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Summerscale, Kate, 1965-. 2008. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. New York: Walker & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Summerscale, Kate, 1965-, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. New York: Walker & Co, 2008.

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Summerscale, Kate. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. New York: Walker & Co, 2008. Print.

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