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Wycliffe in Paul's Court (Wycliffe #9)

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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'
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 7th 2002 by Orion (first published 1980)
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Aug 18, 2015 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 be ...more
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Aug 14, 2015 Mel Bez rated it really liked it
Great, clean, fast-paced mystery. Burley is consistently reliable with his Wycliffes.
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May 28, 2015 Joan Horkey rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this fast murder mystery very much.
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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.
Mar 09, 2015 Timh rated it it was amazing
Burley captures the lives of his characters and the police who have to piece their motives together, another classic Wycliffe story.
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Jun 10, 2012 Alfred Kralik rated it really liked it
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Quite a reasonable short mystery, well executed and with decent characters. A worthwhile quick read.
Feb 10, 2009 Pat rated it it was ok
A pretty mediocre Wycliffe mystery. I like others much better.
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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, ...more
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