Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat

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When Cedric Tremain is charged with murdering his father by boobytrapping his fishing boat, all the locals agree that he is an unlikely murderer. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity, and the know-how, not to mention the hard circumstantial evidence. Cedric is soon arrested, but Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has a strong sense that something about the case just doesn't fit. As he quietly continues his investigation, a confusing picture emerges. Twenty years ago, Cedric's cousin ...

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Overview

When Cedric Tremain is charged with murdering his father by boobytrapping his fishing boat, all the locals agree that he is an unlikely murderer. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity, and the know-how, not to mention the hard circumstantial evidence. Cedric is soon arrested, but Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has a strong sense that something about the case just doesn't fit. As he quietly continues his investigation, a confusing picture emerges. Twenty years ago, Cedric's cousin was convicted of strangling his girlfriend and served 14 years of a commuted death sentence. When the wheels of justice begin to grind, Wycliffe must search for a link between past and present.

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"Whenever a character comes back as many times a 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

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752881867
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Wycliffe Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,420,285
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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