Books by Kate Summerscale

THE WICKED BOY by Kate Summerscale
Released: July 12, 2016

"This well-written story is not so much a true-crime tale or murder mystery as an excellent sociological study of turn-of-the-20th-century England."
An investigation of a late-19th-century crime in which a 13-year-old boy murdered his mother. Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2012

"A revealing portrait of the straight-laced Victorians who produced innumerable sex scandals, delved into new and sometimes bizarre health fads and generally dismissed anyone considered beneath them, like colonials and women."
Not just a scandalous diary, but a portrait of the plight of women in the early Victorian era. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2008

"A bang-up sleuthing adventure."
Painstaking but never boring recreation of a sensational 1860 murder brings to shivering life the age of the Victorian detective. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1998

"Captivating fun. (44 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
In this superbly written biography, Summerscale brings to life the extraordinary and eccentric "Joe— Carstairs. Read full book review >