"Fans have waited two years for another of Aird's Calleshire County
police procedurals, and if you like golf, this well-crafted
whodunit was especially worth the wait....Full of poetical,
biblical and Shakespearian references, this fun read delivers a
denouement that finishes the game well under par. Nicely
-"Publishers Weekly" on "Hole in One"
"Trust mystery writer Catherine Aird to add 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" on "Amendment of Life"
The dramatic theft of an 18th Century painting is discovered
just moments before the old manor house from which it was stolen -
and is uniquely depicted in the background of the portrait -- is
set on fire. Making matters more grisly even is the pile of bones
that is sighted in the blazing inferno moments before the roof
collapses. What started as simple, if surprising, theft has quickly
escalated to arson and, possibly murder, and now Detective
Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby have to piece
together, a puzzle which has its roots deep in Berebury's history.
Although Tolmie Park, the property on which the manor house sits,
has had a somewhat checkered and mysterious past there are those in
the community who would fight to preserve it. There are also a
number of factions within the area who have differing plans to
develop the property, shrouding the fire in further suspicion. It
is up D.C.I. C.D. Sloan to sift through this assortment of
characters and, finally, illuminate the truth.
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||216 x 142 x 23mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards
||large type edition
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