Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin

Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin

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Wycliffe investigates the disappearance of a young girl - and becomes involved in a major criminal investigation . . .Chief Superintendent Wycliffe doubted whether he would enjoy his Christmas. With his wife away, he rashly accepted an invitation to stay with a Penzance lawyer and his family, but when he arrives the weather is awful, the house miles from anywhere, and the family less than welcoming.Then a young girl goes missing. Wycliffe had seen her playing the part of the Virgin in the local nativity play, but when he asks around he discovers the girl was difficult and unpopular in the neighbourhood. Even her parents seem indifferent to their daughter's disappearance. So Wycliffe instigates a search - and soon finds himself caught up in a major criminal investigation . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 140.61g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752849336
  • 9780752849331
  • 240,269

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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Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced--MAIL ON SUNDAYshow more

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