The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale tells the story of the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent in 1860. In the process it sort of tells the story of Mr. Whicher, one of the first English detectives, as well as the stories of many of those in the Kent family and servants working for the Kents at the time. The problem is it is written in a very random and confused manner going back and forth in time and interspersing facts with quotes from books and information about fictional detectives. That was weird. It was an okay book and did an excellent job of telling the facts of the murder itself, but otherwise it often was quite boring and went on and on about things that really were not important.

3 (out of 5) Stars

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