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Slight Mourning (The Calleshire Chronicles Book 6) Kindle Edition
Slyly humorous mysteries.-- "Kirkus Reviews, praise for the series"
Aird's contemporary British cozies display excellent, engaging dialogue as well as plots handled with deft, no-nonsense trajectory.-- "Booklist, praise for the author"
Aird's...writing...[is] uncluttered and quietly witty, never getting in the way of the plot or the characters.-- "Denver Post, praise for the author"
A shining...star...A most ingenious lady...The very best in British mystery.-- "New Yorker, praise for the author" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00USNENPW
- Publisher : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller; Reprint edition (5 May 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 4482 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 209 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 190,264 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For me the most interesting character is Miss Cynthia Paterson, gardener and daughter of the late rector, who would have made a good amateur detective.
The ending of this is rather abrupt after what is a slight investigation. Not nearly as diverting as The Stately Home Murder which I really enjoyed.
The mystery is well plotted and the clues are there for the discerning reader to unravel. Sloan and Crosby make a brilliant duo with the Crosby being the one person at the station no one really wants to work with as he is apt to open his mouth and put his foot in it. However just occasionally he does say something which gives the long suffering Sloan cause to think.
This entertaining series of cosy mysteries can be read in any order. They are full of dry humour with plenty of amusing insights into Sloan's thoughts as he does his best to investigate and to keep Crosby on the straight and narrow. Good to see that the whole series is at last appearing in e-book format too.
Mrs. Paterson had been a guest at the dinner party where an elderly gentleman received an overdose of barbiturates and later perished in a car crash. There were twelve people around the dinner table, so how was the poison administered to just one diner, and did it kill the right victim?
This book winds on at a leisurely pace, while Sloan works his way through the suspect list. Then the killer strikes again, and a prime suspect disappears. Can the Inspector stop the murderer before another guest at that ill-fated dinner is slaughtered?
I can highly recommend this series.