Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat

Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat

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Wycliffe tackles a case which reaches back down the generations ...When Cedric Tremain is charged with murdering his father by booby-trapping his fishing boat, all the locals are agreed that he is an unlikely murderer. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity and the know-how; not to mention the fact that there is some hard circumstantial evidence against him. So Cedric is arrested. But Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has a strong sense that something about the case just doesn't fit. As he quietly continues his investigations a confusing picture emerges. Twenty years ago Cedric's cousin was convicted of strangling his girlfriend and served fourteen years of a commuted death sentence. While the wheels of justice begin to grind Wycliffe searches for a link between past and present ?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 20mm | 117.93g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752881868
  • 9780752881867
  • 214,189

Review quote

"First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit." "Observer""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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Tragedy seemed to stalk the Tremain family. Sidney Tremain had hanged himself for no obvious reason. His son, Morley, had had the misforturne to fall in love with a girl who slept around--and get convicted of killing her. And now Cedric Tremain was charged with murdering his wealthy father by blowing up his boat. Chief Superintendent Wycliffe knew something was wrong, knew that the apparently cut and dried case wasn't what it appeared to be be. Carefully he cast his bait--and waited for the real killer to surface.show more

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79 ratings
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3 37% (29)
2 8% (6)
1 3% (2)
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