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Dark and murky secrets from the past.
on 25 April 2007
Wycliffe thinks to himself that this is one of his most intriguing cases and becomes increasingly disturbed. WJB takes the reader on a psychological roller-coaster - there are family feuds, a common theme in Wycliffe novels, unresolved past conflicts, murder, suicide, a quiet antiquarian bookseller, a lesbian doctor, a redhead who is very ill and more. All this set in tranquil scenery and Wycliffe's own magical favourite place - St. Ives. As a devoted fan of Wycliffe I recommend this as one of his very best - and I may have said that before. There's little more the reader could want from crime fiction.