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

Autore: Kate Summerscale
Editore: New York : Walker & Co., 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Case studies
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Summerscale, Kate, 1965-
Suspicions of Mr. Whicher.
New York : Walker & Company, 2008
(OCoLC)608749401
Persona incaricata: Jonathan Whicher; Jonathan Whicher; Jonathan Whicher; Jonathan Whicher
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kate Summerscale
ISBN: 9780802715357 0802715354 9781607512301 1607512300
Numero OCLC: 191090228
Riconoscimenti: Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, 2008.
Descrizione: xxiii, 360 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contenuti: To see what we have got to see --
The horror and amazement --
Shall not God find 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.
Responsabilità: Kate Summerscale.
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Abstract:

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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da steve.ely (Utente WorldCat su 2008-08-20)

Reviewed in Grossman, Lev. "Murder Most Original." Time 171, no. 17 (April 28, 2008): 83-83. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed August 20, 2008).

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