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Wycliffe in Paul's Court

Wycliffe in Paul s Court Two violent deaths shatter a small community And to solve the case Wycliffe must untangle a complex network of secrecy within the quiet of Paul s Court Paul s Court is a quiet corner in the heart of

  • Title: Wycliffe in Paul's Court
  • Author: W.J. Burley
  • ISBN: 9780752849324
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two violent deaths shatter a small community And to solve the case, Wycliffe must untangle a complex network of secrecy within the quiet of Paul s Court .Paul s Court is a quiet corner in the heart of the city an oasis of peace and safety until the night when two of its inhabitants meet violent deaths Old Willy Goppel, a German who specialised in making period doll Two violent deaths shatter a small community And to solve the case, Wycliffe must untangle a complex network of secrecy within the quiet of Paul s Court .Paul s Court is a quiet corner in the heart of the city an oasis of peace and safety until the night when two of its inhabitants meet violent deaths Old Willy Goppel, a German who specialised in making period doll s houses, is found hanging from a beam in his home and fifteen year old Yvette Cole, with a wild reputation, is strangled and thrown half naked over the churchyard hedge.Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has the aid of a local detective, Kersey, but even in co operation they find this a difficult case to crack Was Willy s death really a suicide Or could it be that the two deaths are unconnected As the investigation continues, they uncover a complex network of antagonisms in quiet Paul s Court.

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    About Author

    1. W.J. Burley says:
      Burley was born in Falmouth, Cornwall Before he began writing, he was employed in senior management with various gas companies, before giving it up after the Second World War when he obtained a scholarship to study zoology at Balliol College, Oxford After obtaining an honours degree he became a teacher Appointed head of biology, first at Richmond East Sheen County Grammar School in 1953, then at Newquay Grammar School in 1955, he was well established as a writer by the time he retired at the age of 60 in 1974 He died at his home in Holywell, Cornwall, on 15 August 2002.John Burley had his first novel published when he was in his early fifties His second published novel, two years later, saw the appearance of Superintendent Charles Wycliffe.Over the next 25 years Burley produced another seventeen Wycliffe books and five other books.Then, late in 1993, one of Burley s Wycliffe stories appeared on television in a pilot starring Jack Shepherd.The pilot was followed by 37 episodes broadcast over a five year period.By 1995 the author was, for the first time in his life, financially comfortable He was over eighty.But the success of the television series meant that John Burley found himself overshadowed by his creations To the public, the name Wycliffe brought to mind the unsmiling face of Jack Shepherd, the actor Even in the bookshops it was Shepherd s face that dominated the covers of Burley s paperbacks.John Burley, however, continued to write and produced a further four Wycliffe titles He was working on his 23rd Wycliffe novel, Wycliffe s Last Lap, when he died in 2002.Recently a wish to restore the balance has emerged from amongst his readers There is a feeling that we are neglecting a writer of quality, one who deserves to stand beside Simenon, the creator of Inspector Maigret.Reading through John Burley s books in publication sequence, one notices how the author s voice gets stronger and his views certain And how his writing skills grow until, in the later books, a few words are all that it takes to pin down an image These are the signs of a writer confident in his craft.

    Comment 668 on “Wycliffe in Paul's Court

    1. Cheryl says:
      Wycliffe is an interesting soul and these mysteries are different in that they set things up for you well in advance of your first encounters with the series regulars I wish I had a stronger understanding of the city within which the story takes place, although the sense of the little neighborhood is quite strong The mystery was well done, with lots of possible suspects, dubious clues, and red herrings I do prefer some of the later books in the series, though, because I feel like you get a bette [...]

    2. Alison C says:
      A teenage girl goes missing from her home in Paul s Court, and soon her half naked body is found flung over a wall into a graveyard At almost the same time, a man who also lives in Paul s Court is found hanging in his home Detective Chief Superintendent Wycliffe initially thinks it s likely that the latter killed the former and then hanged himself out of guilt, but something about that solution just doesn t seem right to him Wycliffe in Paul s Court is the ninth novel in this long running series [...]

    3. lytteltonwitch says:
      Paul s Court is a quiet corner in the heart of the city, an oasis of peace and safety until the night when there are two violent deaths Willy Goppel an emigre from Germany is found hanging from a beam in his house and 15 year old Yvetter Cole is found half naked and strangled It looks cut and dried but is it A quick light read.

    4. Timh says:
      Burley captures the lives of his characters and the police who have to piece their motives together, another classic Wycliffe story.

    5. Alfred Kralik says:
      Quite a reasonable short mystery, well executed and with decent characters A worthwhile quick read.

    6. Joan Horkey says:
      I enjoyed this fast murder mystery very much.

    7. Mel Bez says:
      Great, clean, fast paced mystery Burley is consistently reliable with his Wycliffes.

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