Krista'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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Jun 29, 09

bookshelves: history-non-fiction
Read in June, 2009

This book is about the murder which inspired the midsummer murder genre. It was well-researched and deftly intertwined the rise of detectives, Victorian society and the origin of so many common words such as "clue" or "sleuth." Anyone who's ever enjoyed a good murder mystery would love it. Also, it didn't hurt that it took place in England and I'm there now so the comparisons are a bit more intriguing.

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