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Detective Stories December 23, 2009

Filed under: Books,Longevity,Social history — Janet @ 3:02 pm

    The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

What a good book this was.  If you want to follow the development and early days of detective story writing this is the book for you.  This book is about a murder case which happened in 1860 in England.  The case was most bizarre and was never solved to the 100% satisfaction of all concerned.  But I leave it to you to read the details.  I found it absolutely fascinating.


2 Responses to “Detective Stories”

  1. Sheila Says:

    oooo…. I love a good mystery! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Joanna Says:

    That looks like my kind of thing exactly!

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