The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

[a Shocking Murder and the Undoing of A Great Victorian Detective]

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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 believed the unbelievable--that someone within the family was responsible for the murder, but without sufficient evidence or a confession, 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 - he has become the inspiration for the many fictional investigators of today - from the cryptic Sgt. Cuff in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone to Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, to Arthur Conan Doyal's Sherlock Holmes.
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Highbridge Audio, 2008
ISBN: 9781598878493
Branch Call Number: CD- 364.1523 S955s
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 3/4 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet ([6] p. : 1 geneal. table, 1 plan ; 12 x 36 cm. issued folded to 12 x 12 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon
Alternative Title: Suspicions of Mister Whicher


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