[Passing Strange] New ´ Catherine Aird
Ead with plenty of wry and dry humour then give this xcellent series a try Another cozy British mystery from Catherine Aird Passing Strange is a story from her Inspector CD Sloane series about the bucolic English countryside and the murders that occur for a host of unusual reasons This time Inspector Sloane tackles the murder of the county nurse at a Horticultural Society Flower Show in the village of Almstone Clues include a possible inheritance a uestion of identification a drunk cup of tea and flower arranging wire Aird s stories always conjure up images from my sojourn in England small villages insular societies fabulous accents and all Those who don t understand British humor or fabulous accents and all Those who don t understand British humor or may find her stories a bit heavy going and be sure to bone up on your Bible French and Latin since she always includes uotes from at least one if not all the previous Not the best of the series much too much rumination in Sloan s head Every
SENTENCE IS A PARAGRAPH AND EVERYis a paragraph and very of dialogue is followed by a pointless mostly stream of consciousness This has the impact of slowing the book WAY down Should have been 50 pages shorter The wrong tomatoes win the blue ribbon Someone s parked their mini in front to the gate and it s time to milk the cows The Priory is in want of its heiress but no one can say for sure if this girl is the girl Well no one xcept the nurse Guess what Fans of British cozies will love this series featuring Sloan and his inept DC Crosby The wit is sharp as a knife and the characters are always fun. Tive Constable Crosby arrive to investigate a murder for which there seems no means no motive and no opportuni.
Catherine Aird À 2 ReadDescription Things had gone wrong from the very beginning at the Almstone Flower Show including a missing fortuneteller But vents take a decidedly macabre turn when the "FORTUNETELLER IS FOUND AND DETECTIVE INSPECTOR "is found and Detective Inspector and Detective Constable Crosby arrive to investigate a murder for which there seems no means no motive and no opportunity I honestly thought I had for which there seems no means no motive and no opportunity I honestly thought I had one figured out The setting of the fair was very fund and as always I loved the pace I find I can chew one of Catherine Aird s novels very uickly Great stuff I found this book very disappointing There is virtually no detection in it at all The case is solved by a flash of inspiration The culprit was asy to identify Most annoying of all is the dialogue which consists almost ntirely of what I would describe as smart repartit If you want to read this type of English country murder then LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE FLAXBOROUGH CHRONICLES OF COLIN no further than The Flaxborough Chronicles of Colin I really wanted to love this book I d read another book by this author a while ago and was fairly luke warm about it but kept hearing good things about her so I thought I d try another oneIt started off well with some of the lements I A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, enjoy in a murder mystery including a village setting and a varied group of characters But I didn t really get to know any of them and there was no one I could really root for so I found myself losing interest in the second half of t Wellach year in the small village of Almstone there is the local Horticultural Society Flower Show where locals nter their Things had gone wrong from the very beginning at the Almstone Flower Show including a missing fortuneteller Bu. Lowers fruit veggies tc to be judged all in a friendly competition This year however is different The fortuneteller aka Nurse Cooper all in a friendly competition This year however is different The fortuneteller aka Nurse Cooper found dead under a tarp at the Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies end of the day when the tents all have to come down She was a gentle soul and according to all would never hurt a fly So why onarth was she killed This is the puzzle that Sloan and Crosby will have to solve before they ven get to the whodunit The nding was a bit thought out this time and it is a fine mystery with a number of good red herrings I d say that people who like British mysteries or police procedurals would The Power Of A Choice enjoy this one Not a cozy so don txpect one Listening to this sent me to sleep than once So I guess it s a good sleep aid You re welcome Something seems to have gone wrong with the judging of the vegetables and fruit at the Almstone flower festival when some tomatoes which definitely aren t the best on show
WIN FIRST PRIZE THIS IS THEfirst prize This is the indication that things aren t all they should be The second is the dead body of the fortune teller AKA the District Nurse Joyce Cooper Sloan and Crosby have their work cut out to unravel the mystery specially as Joyce seems to have been one of the nicest people imaginableI njoyed this portrait of village life as well as the mystery which surrounds the murder Sloan and Crosby make a good due with Sloan seeing than people give him credit for and Crosby just occasionally hitting the nail on the head by reducing verything to its most basic terms If you want something light and asy to T vents take a decidedly macabre turn when the fortuneteller is found and Detective Inspector Sloan and Detec.