1814 – 1881
One of Scotland Yard’s first eight detectives, Inspector Whicher was Victorian London’s original amazing detective. Peers regarded him as the best on the force, and Charles Dickens wrote lively stories based on his exploits. At the peak of his reputation, however, all of this went suddenly awry when Whicher was assigned to a high pressure investigation of a murdered infant and, then, found an answer which shocked and appalled the nation even more than the original crime. The resulting outcry brought an early end to his career at Scotland Yard and nearly ruined Whicher, completely, until fate placed him at the center of a second baffling, headline crime for a chance at an incredible comeback.
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