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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Summerscale Narrator: Christian Rhodska Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is midnight on 30th June 1860 and all is quiet in the Kent family house in Road, Wiltshire. The next morning they wake to find that their youngest son has been the victim of an unimaginably gruesome murder. Even worse, the guilty party is surely one of their number - the house was bolted from the inside.

As Jack Whicher, the most celebrated detective of his day, arrives to track down the killer, the murder provokes national hysteria. This true story is the original Victorian whodunit. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ti-Leigh Telford | 2/12/2014

    " This was amazing. Especially since when I finished I'm still not sure I know what happened. I loved how the author connected the true story with all the detective fiction being written at the time. Her afterword was touching. I found myself forgetting that a 3 year old sweet little boy had been murdered and dumped in an outhouse. Despicable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelsey | 1/27/2014

    " A great story about the mystery at Road House in the 1800's as well as the history of the development of Scotland Yard, real detectives, and investigation. Worth the read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leslie | 1/21/2014

    " Summerscale's book is an enjoyable look at one of the original Victorian crimes that helped spawn the detective genre in fiction. Fans of Sherlock Holmes and historical mysteries should enjoy this detailed examinations of the Road Hill House murder and its aftermath. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clbplym | 1/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this and wanted to keep reading to find out who had done it. I found the historical references fascinating and especially the way real life detectives were reflected in Victorian fiction. Would have been 4 stars but the last third of the book wasn't as good. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale is the former literary editor for the Daily Telegraph and author of The Queen of Whale Cay, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. She lives in London.