Wycliffe and the Redhead (Wycliffe #21)
by W.J. Burley
A man is imprisoned on manslaughter charges after a barroom brawl, and upon his release he kills himself. Six years later, Wycliffe must investigate the death of the man's redheaded daughter and unlock mysteries linking their deaths.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Press
(first published November 20th 1997)
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Jul 13, 2012 Jules Jones rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
[2010-05-08] I'd started this in March while I was away from home, but only got a chapter or two into it before failing to take it out of my suitcase when I got home. Finished it at off at the end of April. I made some brief comments after reading it four years ago, and find that my view of it has changed this time round. The coincidence I complained about works for me this time[return][return][2006-05-18] Another Wycliffe book. Not my favourite, as the resolution of one of the plot strands invo...more
I haven’t read a Wycliffe novel for years. In the early 90s, before it was adapted for TV, I became a fan of them. They’re quite a light read and fairly formulaic. I’m not really sure how to write a review for this except to say that I enjoyed this one but if you like suspense and complication then this probably isn’t the book for you!
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,...moreMore about W.J. Burley...