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Wycliffe and the Beales

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409134688

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 16th December 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A mysterious death … an eccentric family living on the edge of Dartmoor … And Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has one of his most complex cases to date.

The Cornish Detective series

‘Gripping’ THE TIMES

The Beales are an odd, reclusive family living in Ashill House, on the edge of Dartmoor: old Simon has withdrawn from active life; Nicholas and Gertrude confine themselves respectively to war games and the bottle; young Edward takes long painting expeditions on the moor. Only Frank Vicary, Gertrude’s husband, is able to run the family business with enough drive to compensate for the failings of the others.

When there is a murder in the village, there seems no reason to connect it with the Beales. But once Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is on the case, his investigation uncovers far more than he – or the Beales – anticipated …

Reviews

First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit
OBSERVER
Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Gripping
THE TIMES
You can always count on Wycliffe ... he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape
FINANCIAL TIMES
Mr Burley tops his form
GUARDIAN