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Little Knell (Inspector Sloan #18)

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A large collection of artifacts is left to the Calleshire museum in the will of a local man once prominent in the British colonial service. But Inspector C. D. Sloan of the local police gets involved when the 3,000 year old mummy case is found to contain a body that's been dead less than a week, in Catherine Aird's Little Knell.

ebook, 240 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Minotaur Books (first published 2000)
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I had read and enjoyed several of Catherine Aird's books in the 70s and 80s, and for some reason thought she had stopped writing. Acquiring the book A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery by Susan Oleksiw reminded me of Aird and, looking for one I hadn't read, I discovered this relatively recent (2000) book in her series about Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire Constabulary. (Calleshire appears to be somewhere on the south coast of England.)

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Do like the British mystery series featuring detective Sloan .
Kirsty Darbyshire
I wasn't as impressed with this as with the first Aird I read; this time around the short and sweetness seemed to be too economical with language and I found it hard to keep the story straight as it moved past me so quickly. (It seems a little ironic to say that about the book I read after the long winded Déjà Dead but never mind.)
The Greatorex Museum has inherited a mummy from a local notable. Much to their surprise, they find the case contains a newly murdered body. Only Detective Inspector C. D. Sloane and his assistant, Constable Crosby, could tie the body to money laundering and the drug trade. Another charming English police procedural.
Another fine Inspector Sloane mystery, this one involving a modern body found in an Egyptian mummy case, drug smuggling, and lots of quirky and interesting people.
Oh how she does intrigue me with her titles. And her books.
More dialogue, more 'he said boringly'.
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Catherine Aird (born 1930) is the pseudonym of author Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and story collections. Her writings are similar to those of Vivien Armstrong, M C Beaton and Pauline Bell.

Aird is creator of the Sloan and Crosby novels, set in the CID department of the fictional Berebury, West Calleshire
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Inspector Sloan (1 - 10 of 24 books)
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  • A Late Phoenix (Inspector Sloan #4)
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  • Last Respects (Inspector Sloan #10)
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