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by W. J. Burley

  • Author: W. J. Burley
  • ISBN: 0802730302
  • ISBN13: 978-0802730305
  • ePub: 1509 kb | FB2: 1151 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Walker & Co (September 1, 1983)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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John Burley, however, continued to write and produced a further four Wycliffe titles. He was working on his 23rd Wycliffe novel, Wycliffe's Last Lap, when he died in 2002.

A story featuring the Cornish detective, Superintendent Wycliffe. John Burley, however, continued to write and produced a further four Wycliffe titles. Recently a wish to restore the balance has emerged from amongst his readers. There is a feeling that we are neglecting a writer of quality, one who deserves to stand beside Simenon, the creator of Inspector Maigret. Reading through John Burley's books in publication sequence, one notices how the author's voice gets stronger and his views more certain.

William John Burley (1 August 1914 – 15 November 2002) was a British crime writer, best known for his books featuring the detective Charles Wycliffe, who became the basis of the popular Wycliffe television series throughout the mid 1990s. 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.

To kill a cat. by. Burley, W. J. (William John). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Wycliffe, Charlie (Fictitious character), Police. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on February 27, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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. Series: Wycliffe Series. Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages.

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Author's fourth book, second Wycliffe. Former owner's name on front fly-leaf, else very good in lightly soiled dust jacket with light wear to head of spine

Author's fourth book, second Wycliffe. Former owner's name on front fly-leaf, else very good in lightly soiled dust jacket with light wear to head of spine. 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers says, "In To Kill A Cat, Wycliffe is on vacation at the coast when he becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of an elegant young woman who was staying in a sleazy boarding house

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Detective Wycliffe becomes involved in a complex and clueless murder case at an English coastal resort
Kalrajas
Another reliable "Wycliffe"...always an interesting "who done it"...but I like the characters, location ...good book in between something heavier...consistency is good, sometimes
Delalbine
Detective-Chief Superintendent Wycliffe can’t take a nice vacation with his wife except someone gets murdered, the local police find out he’s in town, and ask for his help. And pity poor Mrs Wycliffe, for her husband is glad of it…not that a girl was strangled in a cheap transient hotel and her face battered in, but that he now has something to do, something more than innocent seaside diversions to occupy his time. Like the form of this mystery (published in 1970), Wycliffe is very British and very traditional. He follows the clues, makes the connections in his head using intuition and logic, and applies his upper middle class mores both to the crime and to the suspects. It never occurs to him that there might be an underlying justification to the crime, that the girl might have played some role in her own destruction. Also, as fits his pragmatic point of view, the girl’s murder serves a higher purpose…yes, the murder itself must be solved and the murderer brought to justice, but if it can also be used to shatter the goals of other villains and land them in the chokey, so much the better. Although Wycliffe has occasional brushes with romanticism, his general demeanor is unsympathetic and his approach to crime as utilitarian as his approach to life. I find Wycliffe a very satisfying protagonist for a British mystery because of his demeanor and approach, because he focuses on the solution to the mystery and is rarely distracted by victims’ situations. With a Wycliffe novel, I can rely on finding an elevated intellectual puzzle in an interesting setting and peopled by fully formed characters. “To Kill a Cat” lives up to those expectations.
Jieylau
Wycliffe is on holiday when a body is found in a downmarket hotel close to where he's staying with his wife, Helen. Naturally he cannot resist getting involved on the basis that he would have been called in anyway. The body is that of a young woman and she has been strangled. Wycliffe's investigations lead him into many dead ends but he also finds connections to some very dodgy dealings.

This is an interesting and well written crime novel and it is the second in the series. It is a traditional crime novel with very little on the page violence or bad language though that doesn't mean it avoids the seamier side of crime. I like the way the picture is built up with plenty of clues and suspects and I only worked out who the murderer was just before they were revealed.

This is an interesting story with believable characters and motivations. If you haven't tried this series before and you like your crime novels traditional then give it a try.
Marilbine
One of the first Wycliffe mysteries. Very well paced and introductory info.
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