Mary Ann’s November Recommendation

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

“Love Victorian mysteries?  Read about a real murder investigation that sparked public interest in detective stories and influenced the work of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and others.”

Review from Kirkus Reviews: “Painstaking but never boring recreation of a sensational 1860 murder brings to shivering life the age of the Victorian detective…The author dispassionately presents highlights from the record of Whicher’s interviews with servants and family members, allowing readers to fill in the blanks much as the detective had to do…Summerscale pursues the story over decades, enriching the account with explanations of the then-new detective terminology and methods and suggesting a convincing motive for Constance’s out-of-the-blue confession.A bang-up sleuthing adventure.”

You can find this title in the library under BIOGRAPHY WHICHER.  Find this title in the library catalog.


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