Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale

Ever wonder about why the English called police “Bobbies,” or about what crimes, criminals, or heroes might have inspired authors…in particular British, 19th century authors, like Charles Dickens or Wilkie Collins? If you’re eager for an evening stroll through an unfamiliar neighborhood, to be captivated by lamp lit windows veiled in lace, to wonder at the lives that play out behind ivied stone walls….this book’s for you!

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: HV7911.W426 S86 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Recommended

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