a bit too long

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer - Kate Summerscale

Summerscale's book about a young boy who murdered his mother is pretty good, though it does drag at the end.

 

The book is the best in the beginning where Summerscale is focusing on society as well as crime and punishment.  When it shifts from the crime, it loses some of the vim. 

 

Still it is a good story to know.