Shelf life: Looking at secular books This is not a work of fiction, though its title and dust jacket suggest as much. Instead, it is a brilliantly written examination of one of the 19th century’s most notorious murders. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE SUSPICIONS OF MR. WHICHERor The Murder of Road Hill HouseBy Kate Summerscale. Bloomsbury. 360 pages. £14.99ISBN 978-0-74758-205-1 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.