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Wycliffe And The Dunes Mystery by W.J. Burley
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Nov 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-crime, fiction, cornwall

Like many other Wycliffe novels this one hinges on events that happened in the distant past. Unlike many others this one does not focus on familial or community tensions, eschewing the tension of that set-up for an altogether different kind of psychodrama. The book opens with the discovery of a body in the Gwithian towans and we get to see the fallout of that discovery as it awakens old wounds in a group of shool-day friends who are, for the most part, no longer on speaking terms.

That discovery proves to be more than merely picking at a scab, however, as it leads to personal tragedy and to murder - it's that (real) murder that ends up being the focus of the investigation after Wycliffe, Kersey and Lane are led a merry dance. The story features one of W.J. Burley's more nasty and memorable villains.

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Reading Progress

November 14, 2011 – Shelved
November 14, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction-crime
November 14, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
January 24, 2012 – Shelved as: cornwall
May 18, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read-1
November 3, 2013 – Started Reading
November 7, 2013 – Finished Reading

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