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

by Kate Summerscale

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Published 5th January 2009
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_______________ WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK _______________ ‘A remarkable achievement’ - Sunday Times ‘A classic, to my mind, of the finest documentary writing’ - John le Carré ‘Absolutely riveting’ - Sarah Waters, Guardian _______________ On a summer’s morning in 1860, the Kent family awakes in their elegant Wiltshire home to a terrible discovery; their youngest son has been brutally murdered. When celebrated detective Jack Whicher is summoned from Scotland Yard he faces the unenviable task of identifying the killer – when the grieving family are the suspects. The original Victorian whodunnit, the murder and its investigation provoked national hysteria at the thought of what might be festering behind the locked doors of respectable homes – scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing. _______________ ‘Nothing less than a masterpiece’ - Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday ‘Terrific’ - Ian Rankin ‘A triumph’ - Observer ‘Gripping, unputdownable- Sunday Telegraph ‘A terrific read in the Wilkie Collins tradition’ - Susan Hill ‘The best whodunnit of the year - and it’s all true … Agatha Christie, eat your heart out’ - Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler


The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or The Murder at Road Hill House
by Kate Summerscale


Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


Publication date
Jan. 5, 2009

19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.5cm