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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer - Kate Summerscale
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
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From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era LondonIn the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they... show more
From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era LondonIn the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The bo
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781408851166
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 a bit too long
Summerscale's book about a young boy who murdered his mother is pretty good, though it does drag at the end. The book is the best in the beginning where Summerscale is focusing on society as well as crime and punishment. When it shifts from the crime, it loses some of the vim. Still it is a go...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
Interesting story but I wasn't caught by the storytelling.Starts in the Victorian era, when a boy of 13, Robert Coombes and his 12 year old brother Nattie have 10 days of freedom until the smell from their house causes someone to investigate only to find that their mother is dead, their father is of...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
#THEWICKEDBOY AVAILABLE 7/12/16 4 STARS I had no idea that this was a true crime story until I started reading it. I can't believe how gruesome this murder was. However, it's the fact that they just left her laying there that was the worse and they were just 12 and 13 years old. Robert was defini...
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