Vicki's Reviews > The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
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Feb 09, 11

bookshelves: bookclub, mystery-noir, history, library-books, non-fiction
Recommended to Vicki by: Madeline
Read from January 31 to February 10, 2011

If there's anything I really respect, it's the ability to make a dense, exhaustively-researched nonfiction book truly readable. A nonfiction page turner is a thing of beauty. This book goes a step further and not only makes the story of a murder that took place 150 years ago seem immediate and gripping, but also provides a real mystery, in spite of the fact that there was both a confession and a conviction in the case.
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