'I can't think of another book which takes you so fast into the smells, tastes and atmosphere of that time.' -- Doris Lessing
The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it
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About the Author
Kate Summerscale was born in 1965. She is the author of the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, which won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. She has also judged various literary competitions including the Booker Prize. She lives in London with her five-year-old son.