The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2017

Kate Summerscale
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
shortlisted
Bloomsbury Publishing

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What happened to the Victorian boy who killed his mother throws light not only on the Victorian system of crime and punishment but also on the wider society of the late 19th century. Summerscale’s researches uncover a surprising ending.