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Researching a Murder: a haphazard approach

Advantages: often interesting and discusses aspects of the case in detail
Disadvantages: lacks a sense of cohesion and is overly detailed in places

...This is a book that has been heaped in critical praise. It was short listed for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger and won the Samuel Jonson prize for non-fiction. Regrettably, I failed to like it. I say regrettably because Summerscale has clearly ...

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The crime thriller that didn't thrill me

Advantages: Detailed, interesting, well-researched
Disadvantages: long-winded, rambles off the point too much

The book recounts the events of a notorious Victorian murder case. In 1860 a 3-year old boy, Saville Kent, was taken from his bed at Road Hill House in Wiltshire. His body was later found in an outdoor privy on the premises of the country house. His th ...

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - a True Victorian Crime

Advantages: Historical Events
Disadvantages: Rambles a bit at the end

...Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Kate Summerscale chose a little know character from history who was pivotal in changes to the crime and punishment system in the UK and fictionalised the pivotal case of Road Hill House. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Mu ...

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A 150 year old murder, a modern book, a superb read!!

Advantages: An incredible well written and fascinating book - SUPERB!!
Disadvantages: None, none, none!!!

...As I was complaining about running out of suitable reading material a friend offered to lend me "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or the Murder at Road Hill House " by Kate Summerscale. "You'll love it", she told me, "it's a great book". At this my other ...

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Just the cold, hard facts!

Advantages: An interesting case, fascinating look into Victorian society
Disadvantages: Quite boring, no characterisation, too much like a text book

Winner of the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize, this is a true story of a murder mystery that gripped this Country in 1860 and for many years afterwards. At midnight on the 30th June 1860, 3 year old Saville Kent is gruesomely murdered and the family rea ...

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