Catherine Aird

Quintessentially English, Airdís 16 novels and collection of short stories are all set in the imaginary southern county of Calleshire and, with one exception, employ the same police force throughout. Inspector C. D. Sloan, nicknamed "Seedy", is a local lad who is often more hindered than helped by a distinctly underpowered staff.

Aird thrives on the idiosyncrasies of village life. Eccentric characters are a speciality. She is adept at storytelling and her intricate tales, often to do with family secrets, unfold with many absorbing twists and turns. A knowledge of Shakespeare and an interest in history will add to the readerís enjoyment and of Airdís intelligent and highly entertaining novels.

Some titles by Aird include, The Religious Body and Some Die Eloquent.

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