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Catherine Aird

Autor(a) de The Religious Body

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About the Author

Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime novels and story collections, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She holds an honorary M.A. from the University of Kent and was made an M.B.E. She lives in England
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Séries

Obras por Catherine Aird

The Religious Body (1966) 444 exemplares
Henrietta Who? (1968) 360 exemplares
The Stately Home Murder (1969) 344 exemplares
A Most Contagious Game (1967) 253 exemplares
A Late Phoenix (1970) 241 exemplares
Slight Mourning (1976) — Autor — 240 exemplares
Some Die Eloquent (1980) — Autor — 229 exemplares
His Burial Too (1973) — Autor — 227 exemplares
Parting Breath (1978) 221 exemplares
Last Respects (1982) 192 exemplares
Passing Strange (1980) — Autor — 168 exemplares
Harm's Way (1984) 161 exemplares
A Going Concern (1993) 126 exemplares
The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999) — Editor — 122 exemplares
After Effects (1996) 120 exemplares
Losing Ground (2007) 114 exemplares
Stiff News (1998) 111 exemplares
Amendment of Life (2003) — Autor — 109 exemplares
Little Knell (2000) — Autor — 108 exemplares
Past Tense (2010) 106 exemplares
Hole in One (2005) — Autor — 105 exemplares
The Body Politic (1990) — Autor — 100 exemplares
A Dead Liberty (1986) 91 exemplares
Injury Time (1994) 89 exemplares
Dead Heading (2013) 70 exemplares
Last Writes (2014) 51 exemplares
Inheritance Tracks (2019) 32 exemplares
Learning Curve (2016) 24 exemplares
The Catherine Aird Collection (1993) 14 exemplares
The Walrus and the Spy (2017) 2 exemplares
Bare Essentials (1997) 2 exemplares
Mord, lilla syster (1975) 1 exemplar
Mr. Moto Is So Sorry | The Religious Body — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 290 exemplares
Past Poisons (2005) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Malice Domestic 6 (1997) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
A Classic English Crime: 13 Stories for the Christie Centenary (1990) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
A Classic Christmas Crime (1995) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Murder Through the Ages (2000) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Who Killed Father Christmas? and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2023) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Motives for Murder (2016) 20 exemplares
The Man Who ... (1992) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
McIntosh, Kinn Hamilton
Data de nascimento
1930-06-20
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Kent, England, UK
Ocupações
novelist
detective novelist
crime novelist
short story writer
Organizações
Crime Writers' Association (chair ∙ 1990-91)
Girl Guides
Prémios e menções honrosas
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Cartier Diamond Dagger
Honorary MA, University of Kent

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Catherine Aird is the pseudonym of author Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She was born in Yorkshire and intended to follow in her father’s footsteps and study medicine. She had to abandon that idea when she came down with a serious kidney condition that required an extended period of bed rest. During that time, she read a great deal of detective fiction. She wrote "two or three bad novels before turning to crime, so to speak — definitely a case of poacher turned gamekeeper." In 1966, she published The Religious Body, and since then has written more than 20 crime fiction novels and story collections. Many of them feature Detective Chief Inspector C.D. Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby of the CID in the fictional town of Berebury, West Calleshire, England. She served as chairman of the Crime Writers' Association from 1990-91. She holds an honorary M.A. from the University of Kent and received the M.B.E. for her services to the Girl Guides Association. She has made her home in a small village near Canterbury, Kent for most of her life, living in the same house since 1946.
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Críticas

The Complete Steel is a cozy British mystery that was published in 1969. The book was originally published under the title, “The Stately Home Murder”. It opens with a young boy finding a dead body stuffed into a suit of armour in a stately home that is open to the public. Inspector Sloan and his assistant, the slightly bumbling Constable Crosby, are called to the scene and are expected to solve the case as quickly and as quietly as possible.

The police find that they have to deal with the resident Earl, his wife and a goodly number of family members as well as a full compliment of retainers. The dead man turns out to have been the librarian and archivist and the best way of finding his killer is to discover why this meek and mild librarian needed to be murdered. Along the way to finding the information that they need, another murder occurs but the police doggedly follow the clues and eventually arrive at the correct answer.

This was a fun read as the author played upon the humor of the situation. There aren’t any great surprises but the clues are laid out and are fairly easy for the reader to follow. The author’s dry wit and tongue-in-cheek delivery keep this old-fashioned mystery light and readable.
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½
 
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DeltaQueen50 | 12 outras críticas | Aug 11, 2023 |
Quick, easy read. A nun is found dead at the bottom of the cellar stairs in a convent. The police are called and realize she's been killed by a hit on the head and then pushed down the stairs. Inspector Sloan’s investigation is hampered by the cloistered setting of the nuns but learns that the dead nun came from a wealthy family. When a second murder occurs at a nearby school and the victim is a young man in dressed in nun’s habit the investigation takes a different turn. Interesting twist at the end with the murderer… (mais)
½
 
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Kathy89 | 22 outras críticas | Jun 29, 2023 |
A hit-and-run accident uncovers a lot of secrets in the second in the Calleshire Chronicles. At first it looks like it could have been an accident, but the autopsy indicates that Mrs. Jenkins was run over twice. And the autopsy shows that Mrs. Jenkins never had a child, yet it is her daughter Henrietta, a nearly twenty-one-year-old university student, who identifies her mother's body.

Detective Inspector C. D. Sloane of the Calleshire police force is called in to investigate. He wants to know who murdered Mrs. Jenkins. Meanwhile, Henrietta is more concerned with finding out who she is since she now knows that Mrs. Jenkins wasn't her mother.

All Henrietta has to contribute to the investigation are stories her mother told her when she was growing up and she doesn't know how many of them were true. A break-in at their cottage indicates that someone is looking for something they are convinced Mrs. Jenkins had. All Henrietta knows is that her mother kept her papers in the locked bureau that the thieves broke into.

This was an engaging historical mystery. Attitudes about illegitimate children play a role in this one and highlight that it is a historical novel. I enjoyed all of the period detail. I also liked the various characters and have a bit of a soft spot for Sloane's young confederate who is being taught by Sloane but who is just a little dim.

Robin Bailey did a good job with the narration. I liked that he didn't even try to mimic women's voices but had quite a variety of men's voices at his disposal.
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kmartin802 | 11 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Obras
47
Also by
22
Membros
4,753
Popularidade
#5,281
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
138
ISBN
436
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
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