Dead Heading: A Sloan and Crosby Mystery

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Jun 17, 2014 - Fiction - 288 pages

When Jack Haines reports a break-in at his greenhouse, the motive of the intruder is unclear. Other than the destruction of some expensive orchids, no damage has been done, and nothing seems to be missing. But Detectives Sloan and Crosby sense something sinister, and soon their suspicions are confirmed. Similar reports are multiplying and sabotage is the word on everyone's lips.

The pair is drawn into an equally perplexing case when the mysterious Miss Enid Maude Osgathorp goes missing. Investigations begin at her deserted abode, Canonry Cottage, where the detectives soon discover that the house has been ransacked. Shattered glass is found in the larder, and traces of blood spatter are found on the floors. Something disturbing has undoubtedly taken place, but Sloan and Crosby can't figure out who did it, or why.

As it becomes clear that the two cases are linked, the two detectives must work to find the missing woman, and how she connects to the greenhouse burglary, before it is too late.

Dead Heading is the 23rd book in Catherine Aird's series following Detective Chief Inspector C.D. Sloan.

 

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I decided to borrow this from my local library after seeing a tribute to Catherine Aird on Martin Edwards' blog after the CWA announced she had been awarded the Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence ... Read full review

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Detective Sloan and his sidekick Crosby are sent to Berebury to investigate two cases--one being a woman missing 3 weeks and the other being the killing of orchids by an intruder to area greenhouses ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
41
Section 5
53
Section 6
69
Section 7
83
Section 8
95
Section 15
181
Section 16
189
Section 17
199
Section 18
211
Section 19
221
Section 20
231
Section 21
237
Section 22
249

Section 9
109
Section 10
121
Section 11
135
Section 12
149
Section 13
159
Section 14
171
Section 23
259
Section 24
269
Section 25
275
Section 26
279
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CATHERINE AIRD is the author of over twenty Sloan and Crosby mysteries. She lives in England.

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