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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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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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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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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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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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 DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

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PATIENCE, PRINCESS CATHERINE by Carolyn Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Catherine was the mother of the queen known as Bloody Mary, and readers who know the rest of the Young Royals series will certainly be engaged by this one. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Meyer continues her first-person series about the Tudor women, this one in the voice of Catalina, known as Catherine of Aragon, who was a young teen when she was sent from Spain in 1501 to be married to Arthur, eldest son of the King of England. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY by Karen Cushman
Released: April 18, 1994

"Historical note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Unwillingly keeping a journal at the behest of her brother, a monk, Birdy (daughter of a 13th-century knight) makes a terse first entry—"I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. Read full book review >