Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

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A mysterious death in the Cornish art world - and a murder investigation for Chief Superintendent Wycliffe...When Edwin Garland dies of a heart attack, no one outside the expectant circle of his relatives is concerned, but the situation changes dramatically when, on the evening of the funeral, his son is shot dead. Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is faced with a seemingly motiveless killing, and Edwin's will, though mischievously contrived, offers no explanation.Garland had been friends with Gifford Tate, a well-known painter who died several years before. Now, the only clue Wycliffe has to the murder is an artists' pigment called Winsor Blue. He finally identifies the motive behind the crimes - but is it too late to prevent another death?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First and Third ed.
  • 0752858734
  • 9780752858739
  • 174,839

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.
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First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit--OBSERVER Immensely likeable and believable--YORKSHIRE POST Wycliffe is a rarity among the solid, decent English coppers abounding in fiction. WJB's success is thoroughly deserved--SCOTSMAN 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 Another must for collectors--SUNDAY TIMES
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94 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 17% (16)
4 34% (32)
3 41% (39)
2 5% (5)
1 2% (2)

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Why so popular? I have honestly tried 3 times to read his books but I find him too...limp?show more
by Derek Real
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