Wycliffe and the School Bullies (Wycliffe Mystery)

Wycliffe and the School Bullies (Wycliffe Mystery)

by W.J.Burley (Author), W.J.Burley (Author)

Synopsis

Bullying and persecution among a group of schoolgirls leads to violent retribution and a race against time for Wycliffe. Two very different young women have been murdered within the same week. One was a singer in a nightclub, the other a nurse - but both were strangled in their own homes in very similar attacks. The press are quick to assume there is a psychopath on the loose, but Wycliffe suspects the truth may be somewhat more complex than that ...As Wycliffe searches for a link between the victims his investigations take him back in time; to a school trip, an isolated hostel and a cruel joke on a lonely student. Wycliffe is forced into a race against time to track down the murderer before they strike again.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Orion
Published: 09 Nov 2006

ISBN 10: 0752880853
ISBN 13: 9780752880853
Book Overview: The ripple effect of an incident of schoolgirl bullying is felt years later when it leads to murder.

Media Reviews
Whenever a character comes back as many times as Chief Superintendent Wycliffe, a reviewer is faced with a dilemma: What can you say that you haven't already said? We called attention to Burley's solid plotting, well-described and colorful settings, and intriguing characters . . . Finally, we have no choice but to repeat ourselves by emphasizing one more time how pleasurable the familiar conventions of the genre can be in the hands of a writer as good as Burley. -- Booklist
Whenever a character comes back as many times as Chief Superintendent Wycliffe, a reviewer is faced with a dilemma: What can you say that you haven't already said? We called attention to Burley's solid plotting, well-described and colorful settings, and intriguing characters . . . Finally, we have no choice but to repeat ourselves by emphasizing one more time how pleasurable the familiar conventions of the genre can be in the hands of a writer as good as Burley. Booklist
Author Bio
W.J. 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. W.J. Burley died in 2002.