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.
Wycliffe teases out the truth with delicate skill that leaves the reader intrigued and convinced - MAIL ON SUNDAYYou can always count on Wycliffe ... he inevitably guarantees a good story, convincing characters and appealing landscape - FINANCIAL TIMESFirst-class, old-time, hyper-ingenious whodunit - OBSERVERMr Burley tops his form - GUARDIANGripping - THE TIMES