True Crime

 Who did the dastardly deed? Only London’s finest detective can solve this crime. Or can he?

In 1860 a shocking 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.

 The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale is a true mystery with all of the intrigue and suspense of a great novel. This page turner will keep you guessing about the identity of the murderer and fascinated by the challenges facing the first detectives of Scotland Yard.

 See where 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 began.

-Kimberly

 

 

 

 

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