Murder Most Original

Very early on the morning of June 30, 1860, a murder took place at an English country house called Road Hill. The owner's son Saville Kent, 3, was gently, silently lifted from his bed. His assailant suffocated him, stabbed him in the chest, cut his throat and finally dropped him head-down through a hole in the servants' outhouse. His body was found later that day. In the months that followed, the Road Hill House murder became a national obsession. It seemed to reveal some sick secret truth lurking in the hushed, upholstered heart of the Victorian household; Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone,...