jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

I finished "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" by Kate Summerscale.

This book, which has won prizes and many plaudits this year, is the true story of a murder that occurred in Road, Somerset in the middle of the 19th Century.

This might not grab you as all that noteworthy, but it grabbed public opinion at the time and contributed to the growth of a new type of book, the murder mystery in a country house, that the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie would make their own only a few years latter.

This book is interesting and if you're in any way intrigued in this sort of history, you should consider reading this book. If you're not someone who typically reads factual books, however, you might find this book slightly dry and cold if I'm honest with you.
Tags: book, review

  • I hate travelling from Ningbo

    Ningbo is a big city. Depending on how you count it (I won't compare the relative merits of arguing City vs Conurbation here), it's got up to 7…

  • Does anyone know how weird Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is?

    Does anyone know how weird Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson is? I mean I collected my bag, went through passport control, got my bag, and went through…

  • Hong Kong

    One of the good things about where I work is the fact they give us a holiday in October for National Day. It's a celebration of the fact they booted…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.