Amendment of Life: A Mystery (Inspector Sloan #19)
Detective Chief Inspector C.D. Sloan of the Calleshire CID is used to the occasional oddity in hi ...more
Catherine Aird's mysteries are always rich in setting and character. This one had an eccentric old lady, a ...more
Short and sweet, but really pretty well executed. A detective story that does exactly what is says on the tin and clears the reading palette after something rich like the Hill I just read. Not an author I've come across before but one I'll certainly try again. A very neat story about mazes and light shows and goats in cathedral closes.
This rare mix of humor and solving murders keeps one entertained throughout the tale. Sloan and Crosby are a good fit even though it's often suggested that Crosby is unduly obtuse.
The bits about the clergy in this mystery prove not only riveting but relevant.
The motive for this maze staged murder is very grim.
Aird is creator of the Sloan and Crosby novels, set in the CID department of the fictional Berebury, West Calleshire ...more