Wycliffe and the Four Jacks

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A murder committed in the night of dead. It's all a game for Detective Wycliffe to solve in a puzzling case.

Writer David Cleeve lived exactly the way a bestselling novelist should live - in an opulent house set in a beautiful corner of Cornwall. But beneath the successful facade was a private nightmare. For at regular intervals a sinister and mysterious warning was delivered to him: a single playing card, the Jack of Diamonds. Then, one day, the card arrived torn in half - and that night a murder was committed.

Chief Superintendent Wycliffe was on vacation in the area but, far from relaxing, he finds himself drawn into the investigation. Before long, there is more than just a single mystery to solve.

As Wycliffe investigates, he uncovers a double murder, arson, and a whole series of crimes stretching back over many years . . .

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About the Author:

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.


Another must for collectors―SUNDAY TIMES

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

Wycliffe is a rarity among the solid, decent English coppers abounding in fiction. WJB's success is thoroughly deserved―SCOTSMAN

First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit―OBSERVER

Burley is one of the adornments of the classic English crime novel―YORKSHIRE POST

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W. J. Burley
Published by Corgi Books (1988)
ISBN 10: 0552132314 ISBN 13: 9780552132312
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Book Description Corgi Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0552132314

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