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Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
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Chief Superintendent Wycliffe doubted whether he would enjoy his Christmas. With his wife away, he rashly accepted an invitation to stay with a Penzance lawyer and his family, but when he arrives the weather is awful, the house miles from anywhere, and the family less than welcoming. Then a young girl goes missing. Wycliffe had seen her playing the part of the Virgin in the local nativity play, but when he asks around he discovers the girl was difficult and unpopular in the neighbourhood. Even her parents seem indifferent to their daughter's disappearance. So Wycliffe instigates a search - and soon finds himself caught up in a major criminal investigation ...
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Published in the stunning series cover style alongside WYCLIFFE AND THE LAST RITES and WYCLIFFE IN PAUL'S COURT All three previous novels published in Orion paperback reprint regularly Wycliffe not only attracts a wide readership, the television series, starring Jack Shepherd, has also been extremely successful The critics on W. J. Burley's Wycliffe novels: 'Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Another must for collectors' SUNDAY TIMES 'You can always count on Wycliffe ... he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape' FINANCIAL TIMES

About the Author

W.J. Burley lived near Newquay in Cornwall, and was a schoolmaster until he retired to concentrate on his writing. His many Wycliffe books include, most recently, Wycliffe and the Guild of Nine. He died in 2002.

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Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced--MAIL ON SUNDAY You can always count on Wycliffe . . . he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape--FINANCIAL TIMES Another must for collectors--SUNDAY TIMES

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