Wycliffe And The Last Rites
By W.J. Burley
A murder in a quiet Cornish village. A tough new case for Detective Wycliffe to solve.
A puzzling murder mystery. A tough new case for Detective Wycliffe to investigate.
A bizarre murder shakes a quiet Cornish village. Arriving at the church on Easter morning, the vicar finds the body of a woman sprawled across the chancel steps. To add to the horror, the church is filled with the discordant sound of an organ chord, the notes apparently chosen at random and wedged down.
How has the church been desecrated by a Satanic ritual? Chief Superintendent Wycliffe sees the crime more as an expression of hatred deep within the community, but his investigation is frustrated at every turn, throwing up more questions than answers.
Then another murder is committed, as shocking as the first. Wycliffe thinks he knows the killer's identity - but can he prove it?
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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16 Dec 2010
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Praise for the Wycliffe Cornish Detective Series:
Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced
— MAIL ON SUNDAY
First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit — OBSERVER
You can always count on Wycliffe...he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landsacape — FINANCIAL TIMES
Gripping — THE TIMES