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It is a summer’s night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, reaches Road Hill House a fortnight later.
Kate Summerscale (* 1965) ist eine preisgekrönte englische Sachbuchautorin, die 1998 den Somerset Maugham Award und 2008 den Samuel-Johnson-Preis gewann. Sie arbeitet auch als Journalistin. “A pacy analysis of a true British murder case from 1860, the unravelling of which involved one of the earliest Scotland Yard detectives and inspired sensation novelists such as Dickens and Wilkie Collins.” (Guardian) (222 Rezensionen / 3.8 Sterne), 385 Seiten noch günstig?