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The suspicions of Mr Whicher or the murder at Road Hill House.

Author: Kate Summerscale
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : W.F. Howes, 2008.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. But they wake the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jonathan Whicher; Kent family.; Kent family.; Jonathan Whicher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Summerscale
ISBN: 9781407426808 140742680X
OCLC Number: 852193497
Description: 415 pages ; 24 cm

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It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. But they wake the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, reaches Road Hill House a fortnight later. He faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects. The murder provokes national hysteria. But when Whicher reaches his shocking conclusion there is uproar and bewilderment...

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