- Author Kate Summerscale
I like how the story of this real life crime is pieced together, from obviously thorough research. Bits and pieces about the crime itself, the aftermath and the lives of all involved before the event took place are slotted into place like some kind of terrible jigsaw.
It’s interesting to read about the process the detectives went through, it all seems so clumsy and unfounded when compared to our current processes but he still ended up with what appears to be the right answer - even if our Mr Whicher couldn’t quite prove it successfully.
There’s a lot still unsolved about this crime, and plenty of questions that will probably never be answered but it’s still interesting to read what we do know and then spend time pondering the rest.