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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
43 THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER: OR THE MURDER AT ROAD HILL HOUSE KATE SUMMERSCALE This book is about the murder of 3 year old Saville Kent in 1860 and the investigation by Scotland Yard detective Jonathan Whicher. It is a story of a murder with many suspects and inspired such writers as Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. The case is detailed from the original event to the investigation, and to the aftermath suffered by the entire family. The description of events is thoroughly researched using original police papers from the National Archives, books on the crime and other sources. An intriguing story which will draw the reader in. ' this book is about the murder of 3 year old Saville Kent in 1860'