- The Body Politic
- Catherine Aird
- 02 October 2017 Catherine Aird
From CWA Diamond Dagger Winner Catherine Aird Caught Between An Angry Government And His Employer S Profits, An Engineer Conveniently Dies Can Calleshire S Greatest Detective Bring The Guilty To Justice What S The Value Of One British Engineer When Stacked Against The Exclusive Mining Rights To A Rare, Strategically Important, And Extremely Valuable Mineral The British Based Anglo Lassertan Mineral Company Finds Itself In Hot Water When One Of Its Engineers, Alan Ottershaw, Hits And Kills A Pedestrian While Driving In A Foreign Country A Nation That Happens To Be On The Sunny Side Of The Iron Curtain, With Thick Veins Of The Strategically Important Mineral Querremitte This Particular Country Has Draconian Laws About Killings, So Ottershaw Is Relieved When He S Whisked Back To Calleshire Before The Foreign Police Can Throw Him In Jail But Now That The Lassertan Government Is Threatening To Strip The Mining Company Of Its Most Valuable Contract, Poor Mr Ottershaw Begins To Worry About His Safety And When He Dies Suddenly In A War Reenactment, It Looks Like A Very Convenient Solution To Everyone S Problem A Little Too Convenient, If You Ask Calleshire Detective C D Sloan, Who, Along With His Bumbling Sidekick, Constable Crosby, Must Investigate The Death It Seems That Nearly Everyone In Town Would Prefer To Forget That The Lassertan Debacle Ever Happened But Why Has A Man Been Following Around The Calleshire MP Dressed As The Grim Reaper Who Has Been Sending Death Threats And Live Scorpions Via Post Detective Sloan Is On The Case.
Kinn Hamilton McIntosh She was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and is the author of than twenty crime fiction novels and story collections Her writings are similar to those of Vivien Armstrong, M C Beaton and Pauline Bell.Aird is creator of the Sloan and Crosby novels, set in the CID department of the fictional 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 Guide Association She lives in England.Apart from writing the successful Chronicles of Calleshire she has also written and edited a series of village histories and is active in village life She is also an editor and contributing author on works regarding other writers and the art of writing.