Chief Superintendent Wycliffe comes across evidence on his own doorstep - and it leads him into very deep water ...Wycliffe's home overlooks a peaceful, West Country estuary - but even here he can't get away from crime. When he is taking a Sunday morning walk along the shore, he comes across a service revolver with one chamber recently fired.
In recent years Wycliffe has often regretted the fact that his rank cuts him off from the early stages of an investigation, but here he is, in at the very start. The case takes Wycliffe into the world of art robberies and crooked dealers, to a suicide which may be a murder, and a hunt for a missing yacht.
As the investigation escalates, Wycliffe begins to wonder exactly where the clues are leading ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 06/10/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780752864914
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Review by JulesJones
[2006-05-18] Wycliffe is indeed sent on a wild goose chase, with a "murder" that he rapidly realises probably isn't quite what it appears to be, but that involves him in much chasing about before the case can be closed. Not a lot really happens when you look hard, but the plot carries you along easily enough, and there are some nicely drawn characters. It's now on my Amazon wish list as a reminder to buy it at some point.