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Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin

Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin by W.J. Burley
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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 . . .

Why readers love W.J. Burley:

'First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit.' Observer

'You can always count on Wycliffe ... he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape ' Financial Times

'Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced.' Mail on Sunday

'Gripping.' The Times

Fans of Ruth Rendell, Val McDermid and Peter Robinson will love W.J. Burley:

1. Wycliffe and the Three-Toed Pussy
2. Wycliffe and How to Kill a Cat
3. Wycliffe and the Guilt Edged Alibi
4. Wycliffe and Death in a Salubrious Place
5. Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street
6. Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat
7. Wycliffe and the School Bullies
8. Wycliffe and the Scapegoat
9. Wycliffe in Paul's Court
10. Wycliffe's Wild Goose Chase
11. Wycliffe and the Beales
12. Wycliffe and the Four Jacks
13. Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
14. Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue
15. Wycliffe and the Tangled Web
16. Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death
17. Wycliffe and the Dead Flautist
18. Wycliffe and the Last Rites
19. Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery
20. Wycliffe and the House of Fear
21. Wycliffe and the Redhead
22. Wycliffe and the Guild of Nine

* Each Inspector Wycliffe novel can be read as part of a series or as a standalone*

Orion Publishing Group; December 2010
ISBN 9781409134657
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Title: Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Author: W.J. Burley
 
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