Wycliffe might be on holiday, but he still finds himself landed with a murder to solve...
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 holiday 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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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.Review:
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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