The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
In 1860, three-year-old Saville Kent was found murdered in the outdoor privy of his family's country estate. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jonathan "Jack" Whicher was called in and immediately suspected that someone in the Kent family was responsible for the killing. Whicher tirelessly pursued every lead, but with little evidence and no confession, the case went cold. Eventually, Whicher returned to London, a broken man. But five years later, the killer came forward with a shocking account of the crime, which led to one of the most sensational trials in London.
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