Wycliffe and the House of Fear
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Wycliffe and the House of Fear

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Detective Superintendent Wycliffe gets drawn into the troubled world of an ancient Cornish family.The Kemps were a Cornish Catholic family who had held on to Kellycoryk, their family home, for almost five hundred years. But it was beginning to look as though the present century would be their last. Roger, head of the shrinking clan, was desperate to save the house and land. His second marriage, to the shrewd and tough businesswoman, Bridget, offered a way out. Bridget, prosperous head of her own company, wanted to take Kellycoryk over for development and although Roger hated the idea Bridget refused to save the estate in any other way.Then - suddenly - Bridget disappeared and old memories began to be raked over. hadn't Julia, Roger's first wife (also a wealthy woman) disappeared mysteriously, presumably in a boating accident? Did Roger, his sister and his disturbed children know more about the past than had ever been revealed? Wycliffe, supposed to be recuperating from an illness in the neighbourhood, found there was too much that was intriguing about the Kemps for him to ignore.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 117.93g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752881442
  • 9780752881447
  • 360,355

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Gripping * THE TIMES * You can always count on Wycliffe...he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landsacape * FINANCIAL TIMES * First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit * OBSERVER * Praise for the Wycliffe Cornish Detective Series:Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced * MAIL ON SUNDAY *show more

About W. J. Burley

W.J. Burley lived near Newquay in Cornwall, and was a schoolmaster until he retired to concentrate on his writing. His many Wycliffe novels were extremely popular and were adapted for a highly successful TV series starring Jack Shepherd. W.J. Burley died in 2002.show more

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