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The Resource The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective, Kate Summerscale

The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective, Kate Summerscale

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The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective
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The suspicions of Mr. Whicher
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a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective
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Kate Summerscale
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eng
Summary
In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land. At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher. Whicher quickly believed the unbelievable - that someone within the family was responsible for the murder of young Saville Kent. Without sufficient evidence or a confession, though, his case was circumstantial and he returned to London a broken man. Though he would be vindicated five years later, the real legacy of Jonathan Whicher lives on in fiction: the tough, quirky, all-knowing, and all-seeing detective that we know and love today: from the cryptic Sergeant Cuff in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone to Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade
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PLAYA
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364.152/3094231
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LC call number
HV7911.W426
LC item number
S86 2009d
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other
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Read by Simon Vance
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adult
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The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective, Kate Summerscale
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  • "Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container
  • In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones and AAA battery
  • Previously released by HighBridge Company, p2008
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zu
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
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Unabridged.
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1 sound media player (9 hr., 45 min.)
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electronic
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not applicable
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9781607757320
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other
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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digital
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3442
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sound
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other
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other
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other
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ocn301666288
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Label
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective, Kate Summerscale
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container
  • In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones and AAA battery
  • Previously released by HighBridge Company, p2008
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Title from Playaway label
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (9 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781607757320
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3442
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
ocn301666288
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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