- MP3 CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio; Unabridged MP3CD edition (26 February 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1982632755
- ISBN-13: 978-1982632755
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 19 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 236 g
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His Burial Too: The Calleshire Chronicles: The Calleshire Chronicles, book 5 MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Super Audio CD - DSD
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The very best in British mystery.-- "New Yorker, praise for the author"
About the Author
Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She holds an honorary MA from the University of Kent and was made an member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
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The procedurals are set in the fictional County of Calleshire, England which very much resembles the County of Kent where Catherine Aird (the pseudonym of novelist Kinn Hamilton McIntosh) lives. This author is not known for her 'locked room' mysteries, but "His Burial Too" could be called a 'locked church tower' mystery:
"The entire base of the church tower seemed to be full of a vast quantity of smashed marble. There was one great melange of broken white sculpture—here a foot—there a head—all heaped on the floor. This was what was preventing the door from opening more than an inch or two. There was also an arm which wasn’t made of white marble."
The arm belonged to Richard Mallory Tindall of Struthers and Tindall, Precision, Investigation, and Development Engineers, and his murder was engineered in a very precise fashion. A good part of this mystery involves the 'how,' rather than the 'why,' although there are plenty of suspects, including one with an 'air-tight alibi' who afford readers an opportunity to figure out whodunnit.
These mysteries have been labelled 'cozies' by some reviewers, but I find them a bit too edgy to easily fit into the 'cozy' category. Catherine Aird's humor has many hidden barbs. I'd classify her Inspector Sloan books as police procedurals, with interesting dollops of village life in not-so-cozy postwar England.