Saturday, 4 July 2009

Review - W J BURLEY - "Wycliffe and the Three-toed Pussy"

Publ: 1968
Stornoway Library
ISBN: 0 552 14205 7
Genre: Crime fiction
Pages: 221p
Continuing the Wycliffe series.
Rating: *****

What led you to pick up this book?
Continuing the Wycliffe series.

Describe the plot without giving anything away.
This was Burley's first Wyclffe book - and not his best! Another cosy crime set in Cornwall. The murderer of Pussy Welles had torn off her stocking and shoe to reveal that she had a deformed foot bearing only three toes. Superintendent Wycliffe discovers that she had been lethal in her dealings with men, and people had reason to hate her. Soon he realises her murder was more subtle than it first seemed.

What did you think of the characters?
Less credible than the others in the Wycliffe series.

What did you think about the style?
Enjoyably easy.

Thoughts on the book jacket / cover.
see comment on the Cycle of Death

Would I recommend it?
Probably not.

W J BURLEY see Wyclffe and Death in Stanley Street

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