WorldCat Identities

Burley, W. J. (William John)

Overview
Works: 137 works in 507 publications in 7 languages and 16,639 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6052.U647, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about W. J Burley
 
Most widely held works by W. J Burley
Wycliffe and the Winsor blue by W. J Burley( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a 75-year-old painter and the subsequent murder of his son lead Chief Superintendent Wycliffe to an investigation that uncovers a scandal buried deep in the past
Wycliffe and the quiet virgin by W. J Burley( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Chief Superintendent Wycliffe had hoped would be a quiet Christmas turns out to be very much the opposite with the disappearance of his host's nephew's fiancee and the mysterious death of her parents
Wycliffe and the cycle of death by W. J Burley( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Matthew Glynn is murdered, Wycliffe is mystified. Why would anyone want to kill him? But a look at Glynn's background reveals tension within the family. Alfred Glynn, an eccentric recluse, has born a grudge against his brother for years. The other brother, Maurice, argued bitterly with Matthew over the sale of family land. His sister Sara is caught out in several crucial lies to the police. Add to this a discontented son, the discovery of valuable documents in the bookseller's safe, and the mysterious, still unexplained disappearance of Matthew's wife years earlier, and Wycliffe faces one of his most impenetrable cases yet. And then another Glynn dies
Wycliffe and the tangled web by W. J Burley( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Romanian and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful schoolgirl goes missing from a Cornish village on the day she tells her boyfriend and sister that she's pregnant. The possibility that she's been raped or murdered--or both--grows with every passing hour, and Wycliffe is brought in on the case. The investigation reveals a complex network of family intrigue centered on the girl; and then Wycliffe finds a body--but not the one he expects. Have there been two murders? As Wycliffe digs deeper, he soon realizes that just beneath the mundane surface of the community lies a web of hatred and resentment--a web he will have to untangle if he's to find the key to the mystery
Wycliffe and the Beales by W. J Burley( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Charles Wycliff of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of an unobtrusive forty-four-year-old bachelor in the quiet village of Washford
Wycliffe in Paul's Court by W. J Burley( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two violent deaths shatter the tranquillity of a quiet residential corner in the heart of London and Chief Superintendant Wycliffe must sort through the clues
Wycliffe and the redhead by W. J Burley( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cornwall, Superintendent Wycliffe investigates the murder of a bookseller whose testimony convicted another man of murder. Suspicion centers on the convicted man's daughter who worked in the bookshop, but Wycliffe thinks that is too facile
Wycliffe and the house of fear by W. J Burley( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England Roger Kemp, heir to an ancestral mansion almost 500 years old, is desperate for money to repair it. His wealthy second wife, Bridget, is willing to help, but only on her terms. When she disappears, everyone assumes the obvious, but as always Chief Superintendent Wycliffe distrusts the obvious
Wycliffe's wild goose chase by W. J Burley( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gun he finds while walking along the beach leads Chief Superintendent Wycliffe into the investigation of the murder of an antique dealer
Wycliffe and the scapegoat by W. J Burley( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and German and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Superintendent Wycliffe has a wide range of suspects - each with motive and opportunity
Wycliffe and the last rites by W. J Burley( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Superintendent Wycliffe realizes that several people in the quiet Cornish village have something to hide, but which of them murdered the young woman whose body was found on the altar steps on Easter morning?
Wycliffe and the dead flautist by W. J Burley( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wycliffe and the dunes mystery by W. J Burley( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cornwall, 15 years after some young people held a party on a beach, a storm exhumes human remains from the dunes. Chief superintendent Wycliffe visits six well-established figures in the community, all of whom attended the party. By the author of Wycliffe and the Last Rites
Death in a Salubrious Place by W. J Burley( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the beautiful, tranquil Scilly Isles, a brutal murder is uncovered
Death in Stanley Street by W. J Burley( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Danish and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dubious cul-de-sac just off the busy main road in a sprawling West Country port, Stanley Street is definitely not a salubrious place. And the victim, found naked and strangled in her bed is, appropriately enough, a prostitute. The local inspector believes it is just another sex crime, but Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is not convinced. For the victim, Lily Painter, is the kind of girl who likes Beethoven and has lots of 'O' and 'A' levels to her name - not the usual sort of prostitute at all. And when Wycliffe goes digging into her background, he comes up with plenty of surprises, not least a shadowy connection with property speculators and drug smugglers. But it takes a dangerous arson attack and a second murder before the solution to this complex and fast-moving puzzle can be found
Death in willow pattern by W. J Burley( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Henry Pym is summoned to the Peel Place to catalog the two-hundred-year-old manuscripts and family books of the Leigh family. The discovery of a hidden diary reveals the murderous exploits of Sir Francis Leigh's ancestors. The grisly events of the past seem to have returned when Sir Leigh begins to receive poison-pen letters accusing him of abducting and murdering two girls
Wycliffe and the schoolgirls by W. J Burley( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wycliffe an the guild of nine by W. J Burley( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilt edged by W. J Burley( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of care : a novel by W. J Burley( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Laura maliciously stirs up discord in her family by declaring that her mother's death was not an accident, she dies mysteriously while conducting an occult ritual
 
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Alternative Names
Burley, W. J.

Burley, William John

Burley, William John 1914-

Burley William John 1914-2002

W. J. Burley British crime novelist

Languages
English (269)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Czech (3)

German (2)

Romanian (2)

Danish (1)

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Wycliffe and the quiet virginWycliffe and the cycle of deathWycliffe and the tangled webWycliffe and the BealesWycliffe in Paul's CourtWycliffe and the redheadWycliffe and the house of fearWycliffe's wild goose chase