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The national bestseller, now in paperback. In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat ...Show synopsisThe national bestseller, now in paperback. 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.Hide synopsis
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This book is well researched and written. It tells of a crime and time that helped shape Dicken's and Collin's fiction as well as crime fiction that we know today. Can be a little slow in reading, due to the details, but well worth the effort.
This is a fascinating murder case, rather like the Lizzie Borden case, and the modern Ramsey tragedy. A detective pits his experience and intuition against local politics and prejudices. A very good "true crime" book.
This was no mystery. You knew who had committed the crime early in the book. Mostly it was a comparison of this real detective with fictional detectives. A lot of the material was taken from other books that had been written about the case.
If you have read Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone, you have encountered, in the person of Sergeant Cuff, Detective-Inspector Jonathan Whicher of Scotland Yard. In other fiction of the period, you may well have found echoes of the murder case about which Ms. Summerscale writes.
In the early hours of ...
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