The suspicions of Mr. Whicher: a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective]

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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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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General, Detectives -- England -- London -- Biography, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, Kent family, Murder -- England -- Wiltshire -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies, Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Wiltshire -- History -- 19th century, Whicher, Jonathan
table_of_contents To see what we have got to see -- The horror and amazement -- Shall not God search this out? -- A man of mystery -- Every clue seems cut off -- Something in her dark cheek -- Shape-shifters -- All tight shut up -- I know you -- To look at a star by glances -- What games goes on -- Detective-fever -- A general putting of this and that together by the wrong end -- Women! Hold your tongues! -- Like a crave -- Better she be mad -- My love turned -- Surely our real detective liveth -- Fairy-lands of fact -- The music of the scythe on the lawn outside.
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title The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective]
title_alt Suspicions of Mister Whicher
title_display The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective
title_full The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective / Kate Summerscale, The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective] [electronic resource] / Kate Summerscale
title_short The suspicions of Mr. Whicher :
title_sort suspicions of mr whicher a shocking murder and the undoing of a great victorian detective
title_sub a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective]
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General, Biography & Autobiography, Detectives England London Biography, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, History, Kent family, Murder England Wiltshire History 19th century Case studies, Murder Investigation England Wiltshire History 19th century, Nonfiction, True Crime, Whicher, Jonathan
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Detectives, History, Investigation, Kent family, Murder, Nonfiction, True Crime, Whicher, Jonathan