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The Resource The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale

The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale

Label
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House
Title
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
Title variation
  • Murder at Road Hill House
  • Suspicions of Mister Whicher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
pt. One the death -- 1.To See What We Have Got to See -- 2.The Horror and Amazement -- 3.Shall Not God Search This Out? -- pt. Two the detective -- 4.A Man of Mystery -- 5.Every Clue Seems Cut Off -- 6.Something in Her Dark Cheek -- 7.Shape-Shifters -- 8.All Tight Shut Up -- 9.I Know You -- 10.To Look at a Star by Glances -- 11.What Games Goes On -- 12.Detective-Fever -- 13.A General Putting of This and That Together by the Wrong End -- 14.Women! Hold Your Tongues! -- pt. Three the unravelling -- 15.Like a Crave -- 16.Better She Be Mad -- 17.My Love Turned -- 18.Surely Our Real Detective Liveth -- 19.Fairy-Lands of Fact -- 20.The Music of the Scythe on the Lawn Outside
Summary
Traces the 1860 murder of a young child whose death launched a national obsession with detection throughout England, nearly destroyed the career of a top Scotland Yard investigator, and inspired the birth of modern detective fiction
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 2009.
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, 2008.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
237894
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.1523094231
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective
Label
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
pt. One the death -- 1.To See What We Have Got to See -- 2.The Horror and Amazement -- 3.Shall Not God Search This Out? -- pt. Two the detective -- 4.A Man of Mystery -- 5.Every Clue Seems Cut Off -- 6.Something in Her Dark Cheek -- 7.Shape-Shifters -- 8.All Tight Shut Up -- 9.I Know You -- 10.To Look at a Star by Glances -- 11.What Games Goes On -- 12.Detective-Fever -- 13.A General Putting of This and That Together by the Wrong End -- 14.Women! Hold Your Tongues! -- pt. Three the unravelling -- 15.Like a Crave -- 16.Better She Be Mad -- 17.My Love Turned -- 18.Surely Our Real Detective Liveth -- 19.Fairy-Lands of Fact -- 20.The Music of the Scythe on the Lawn Outside
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780747596486
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher ; or, The murder at Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
pt. One the death -- 1.To See What We Have Got to See -- 2.The Horror and Amazement -- 3.Shall Not God Search This Out? -- pt. Two the detective -- 4.A Man of Mystery -- 5.Every Clue Seems Cut Off -- 6.Something in Her Dark Cheek -- 7.Shape-Shifters -- 8.All Tight Shut Up -- 9.I Know You -- 10.To Look at a Star by Glances -- 11.What Games Goes On -- 12.Detective-Fever -- 13.A General Putting of This and That Together by the Wrong End -- 14.Women! Hold Your Tongues! -- pt. Three the unravelling -- 15.Like a Crave -- 16.Better She Be Mad -- 17.My Love Turned -- 18.Surely Our Real Detective Liveth -- 19.Fairy-Lands of Fact -- 20.The Music of the Scythe on the Lawn Outside
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780747596486
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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