RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 191090228 LA English T1 The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective A1 Summerscale, Kate,, PB Walker & Co. PP New York YR 2008 SN 9780802715357 0802715354 9781607512301 1607512300 AB 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.