Wycliffe And The Redhead

Wycliffe And The Redhead

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The discovery of a body in a quarry creates a baffling case for Detective Superintendent WycliffeSimon Meagor was a lonely middle-aged man. With a broken marriage behind him, his life was centred on his antiquarian bookshop. In his past was the memory of a murder trial where his evidence had resulted in the conviction of a man who had subsequently killed himself. Now, to his horror, the daughter of that man was applying for a job in his shop and, almost mesmerised by her, Simon found he was agreeing to her employment. Cleverly, over a period of time, Morwenna manipulated herself into his work, his life, and finally into his flat above the shop. And then she disappeared. When her body was discovered in a flooded quarry, at first suicide was considered. Morwenna was suffering from a fatal disease. But everything pointed to murder and, inevitably, suspicion fell on Simon Meagor. Wycliffe became increasingly disturbed by a case which grew more and more complicated as he explored many dark and murky secrets from the past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 24mm | 158.76g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752881434
  • 9780752881430
  • 164,818

Review quote

Gripping--The Times Mr Burley tops his form--Guardian Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced--Mail on Sunday You can always count on Wycliffe ... he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape--Financial Times First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit--Observershow 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

Rating details

60 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 15% (9)
4 35% (21)
3 48% (29)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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