The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird audiobook

The Stately Home Murder

By Catherine Aird
Read by Robin Bailey

Blackstone Publishing

The Calleshire Chronicles: Book 3

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There's been a murder at the Manor! At this stately home, now open for public tours, visitors revel in the lush atmosphere created by its three hundred rooms, its exceptional display of fine china, its chilling dungeon with historic suits of armor on display, evoking the spirits of knights from a forgotten age. Young Michael's sister, a visitor to the mansion with their mum, presses her for an explanation of "what's a chastity belt?" while Michael fools around with one of the suits of armor. He lifts the visor and stares inside, only to find a face staring back at him! A dead human body has been stashed inside the armor after having been done in by a savage blow to the back of the head. Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his wisecracking sidekick Crosby are called in to figure out whodunit and why. Mystery fans will relish this delightful entry in Catherine Aird's highly esteemed classic series starring Sloan, of the Berebury Criminal Investigations Dept. in Calleshire, England, and his amiable but not very able assistant, Crosby. The two are introduced in The Religious Body, the first of 18 C.D. Sloan mysteries. Aird's work is among the very best of the British police procedural genre, particularly noteworthy for the delightful sense of humor woven throughout. The Stately Home Murder was originally published as The Complete Steel.                                          

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Summary

Summary

There's been a murder at the Manor!

At this stately home, now open for public tours, visitors revel in the lush atmosphere created by its three hundred rooms, its exceptional display of fine china, its chilling dungeon with historic suits of armor on display, evoking the spirits of knights from a forgotten age. Young Michael's sister, a visitor to the mansion with their mum, presses her for an explanation of "what's a chastity belt?" while Michael fools around with one of the suits of armor. He lifts the visor and stares inside, only to find a face staring back at him! A dead human body has been stashed inside the armor after having been done in by a savage blow to the back of the head. Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his wisecracking sidekick Crosby are called in to figure out whodunit and why.

Mystery fans will relish this delightful entry in Catherine Aird's highly esteemed classic series starring Sloan, of the Berebury Criminal Investigations Dept. in Calleshire, England, and his amiable but not very able assistant, Crosby. The two are introduced in The Religious Body, the first of 18 C.D. Sloan mysteries. Aird's work is among the very best of the British police procedural genre, particularly noteworthy for the delightful sense of humor woven throughout.

The Stately Home Murder was originally published as The Complete Steel.                                          

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A mystery as solid as any Inspector Sloan has ever encountered. A well-plotted resolution and a solid tale.” Chicago Sun-Times, praise for A Going Concern
“Written with Catherine Aird’s characteristic brisk wit...the knotty plot is sufficiently tangled that it’s a pleasure watching Sloan unravel it.” Orlando Sentinel, praise for Stiff News
“Aird’s delicious concoctions are never less than elegant and mischievously sharp.” The Times (London)
“Both writer and reader are having fun with this one.” AudioFile
“Trust Aird to add to her own special twists and lots of biting wit to murder...the settings are classic, the characters delightfully quirky, and the words of wisdom many.” Boston Herald

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Author Bio: Catherine Aird

Author Bio: Catherine Aird

Catherine Aird is the award–winning author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She has been awarded the CWA Golden Handcuffs award for lifetime achievement and in 2015 the Diamond Dagger for an outstanding lifetime’s contribution to the genre. She holds an honorary MA degree from the University of Kent and was made an member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English