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Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street (Wycliffe #5)

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A young girl is found dead in a house on Stanley Street... but it's just the start of a complex puzzle which Wycliffe must unravel.

A dubious cul-de-sac just off the busy main road in a sprawling West Country port, Stanley Street is definitely not a salubrious place. And the victim, found naked and strangled in her bed is, appropriately enough, a prostitute.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 5th 2003 by Orion (first published May 1st 1984)
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Bill
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street by W.J. Burley by W.J. Burley is the 5th book in the Chief Superintendent Wycliffe mystery series. Wycliffe works for CID in a West County town. It's a few days from Xmas and a prostitute is murdered on Stanley Street.
As Wycliffe and his team investigate, the murder is not as simple as it seems; is the prostitute blackmailing people, are drugs involved, is it a spurned lover? Wycliffe is a grumpy fella, adjusting to a new appointment and new location. He has an excellent team, from his assistant, WPC Saxton
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C3wach
Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Just ok. Probably won't read any more of these.
Alison C
Dec 09, 2015 rated it liked it
A young prostitute is found dead in a rather sordid street as W. J. Burley’s "Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street" opens, but it isn’t long before Superintendent Wycliffe discovers that her life, and death, were not at all what they at first seem. Artists, antique book dealers and major real estate deals all have parts to play in the crime, but it will take another death, and a suspicious fire, before Wycliffe can begin to get a handle on the case…. This is the fifth book in the long-running de ...more
Dorothy
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed watching the Wycliffe detective series when it was on TV several years ago. The series is set in Cornwall and features Inspector Wycliffe as a likeable detective, somewhat unusual and always gets his man.
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Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm quite fond of this one. Good setting and interesting characters.
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well plotted. I always like these books and this one didn't disappoint!
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a great story and gripping to the end
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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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