What follows is my transcription of a document which has lain unnoticed for many years in the County Records Office in Thurchester. It is a Journal which casts light on a murder that attracted national interest at the time but which, since nobody was ever charged with the crime, was subsequently forgotten.
That's the opening — I can't really quote from later on without spoiling
This is a Charles Palliser Victorian mystery, more accessible than
Quincunx but no less well-researched or smartly-plotted; I read through it
in one sitting, and considered it well worth trading a night's sleep for.
(This interview with the author
contains minor spoilers, but gives some insight into the real-life inspirations