Search Results: "Catherine Aird"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEADING by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"All the dry wit of Aird's very British police procedurals (Past Tense, 2011, etc.) is joined this time by an especially tricky mystery."
The Calleshire constabulary investigates a number of puzzling crimes that simply must be connected. Read full book review >

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PAST TENSE by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"The latest in Aird's long string of slyly humorous mysteries featuring Sloan and Crosby (Losing Ground, 2010, etc.) is a classic English police procedural sure to delight her many fans."
Finding a connection between the recently deceased Josephine Short and a young woman found drowned is a thorny problem for DCI Sloan and his dense sidekick, Constable Crosby. Read full book review >

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AMENDMENT OF LIFE by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2003

"Clumsy plotting and fussy writing make this one of prolific veteran Aird's lesser efforts."
The latest in the long line of stories featuring Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his rarely helpful underling Detective Constable Crosby, of Calleshire's County CID (Little Knell, 2001, etc.) is kicked off when Milly Smithers, caregiver to aged Daphne Pedlinge of Aumerle Court, calls to report a body her mistress has seen in the middle of the Aumerle maze, a feature of the estate now open to the paying public and constantly, with the help of a strategic pair of binoculars, under the watchful eye of Miss Pedlinge. Read full book review >

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LOSING GROUND by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2008

"A middling entry in Aird's long string of mysteries featuring the wit and wisdom of Sloan (Amendment of Life, 2003, etc.)."
Theft, arson and a pile of bones add complexity to a challenging case for Detective Chief Inspector CD Sloan. Read full book review >

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INJURY TIME by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"From respected veteran Aird, uncompelling work in an unsympathetic format."
Sixteen stories in which the sleuthing is shared by the author's longtime hero, Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan, of Calleshire county (A Dead Liberty, 1987, etc.), and well-connected Henry Tyler, of the Foreign Office. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KNELL by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Only lovers of the formula's most ritualistic features will want to join veteran Aird for this one."
It looks like a rather exotic new case for Detective Inspector Sloan of England's Calleshire Constabulary (Stiff News, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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STIFF NEWS by Catherine Aird
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Disappointing stuff from a usually reliable veteran."
Strange things are happening at the Almstone Nursing Home for retired military officers and their wives in the town of February, the turf of Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan, his Superintendent Leeyes, and his Detective Constable Crosby (After Effects, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHERINE THE GREAT by Virginia Rounding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A welcome study of a 'multifaceted, very eighteenth-century woman.'"
Lively biography of a much misunderstood, most gifted ruler of Russia. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH CATHERINE by Andes Hruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Seems to be not much of anybody home here, though actual inhabitants may not always be a requirement for the single-girl-in-the-city genre."
A poorly considered betrothal to a loathsome man falls apart in a not-particularly-interesting fashion in this debut from a child model and occasional comic. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE AND THE LION by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"The change in the household—and the child's adaptation to that change—is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. Read full book review >