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Wycliffe and the Scapegoat
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Every year, at Halloween, high on the Cornish cliffs, a life-sized effigy of a man is strapped to a blazing wheel and run into the sea - a re-enactment of a hideous old legend where the figure had been a living sacrifice. And now Jonathan Riddle, well-known and respected local builder and undertaker, has disappeared - and it seems all too likely that his corpse has gone the way of the historic 'scapegoat'. As Chief Superintendent Wycliffe begins to investigate, more and more unpleasant facts emerge until he is left with an incredible, and seemingly impossible, solution ...
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Published in the stunning series cover style alongside WYCLIFFE AND DEATH IN STANLEY STREET All the 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 'First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit' OBSERVER

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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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First-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit--OBSERVER 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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