A Late Phoenix Author:Catherine Aird Decades ago, Germans bombed the village at Lamb Lane. But now redevelopment is under way. During the excavation, a workman finds the skeleton of a pregnant girl with a bullet lodged in her spine. The trail is definitely stone cold when C. D. Sloan takes on the case.
BORING!!!!!! A decent mystery but the British police have no sense of humor whatsoever and what they do have isn't funny but annoying as hell. I liked detective Sloan but his partner was a rather dim bulb. The detectives boss was the most annoying person who kept complaining about the youths attending a cafe outside his office and he couldn't tell if they were male or female. They had this conversation at least 5 times and it had absolutely nothing to do with the mystery so who cares. A few of the people questioned in the investigation had major health issues and weazed, coughed, snorted repeatedly. It made hearing their comments aggravating and like pulling teeth. All in all, if you're interested in this book, don't get the audio version as it will drive you absolutely nuts. If you can get past all of this, the mystery itself was engaging and had a surprise ending.