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Preview — Losing Ground by Catherine Aird
Losing Ground: A Sloan and Crosby Mystery (Inspector Sloan #22)
"Fans have waited two years for another of Aird's Calleshire County police procedurals, and if you like golf, this well-crafted whodunit was especially worth the wait….Full of poetical, biblical and Shakespearian references, this fun read delivers a denouement that finishes the game well under par. Nicely played."
–Publishers Weekly on Hole in One
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I read a couple of Catherine Aird's books a few years back and seemed to remember liking them so I picked this up off the library shelf. I love having my archives to look back through though - they are so much better than my memory! I had liked the first one I read: "Short and sweet, but really pretty well executed." but the second one seemed a bit too similar.
This one contained the same compact storytelling but with a gap of several years since the last book I enjoyed it for much the same reas...more
The promotional blurbs list her "brisk wit" and mischievous stories, but the witticisms totally escaped me in Losing Ground.
I usually rate these at 5 stars, but this one seemed to me to be a little to ...more
Ric Jerrom is reading the version I am listening to. I find his oice a little dull - he could easily send me to sleep! Oops.
Aird is creator of the Sloan and Crosby novels, set in the CID department of the fictional Berebury, West Calleshire ...more