I was delighted to discover Catherine Aird a few years ago, although she has been writing for a number of years. Her books are well-written and I love her take on the partnership of a detective inspector and his constable---the one who would be the inspector's last choice. Parting Breath is a good sample of her work. I haven't read one that I didn't like, though.
This author writes good, clean, English mysteries.
The college dons at the University of Calleshire fully expected trouble when the students planned to shake their ivory tower with a sit-in at Almstone Hall. but no one expected the very peculiar theft from a dormitory room...or the very dead body in the college quadrangle. For Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan, the ivied halls hid a host of clues-from the words whispered with the dying man's parting breath to what a madrigal singer saw. So it was only a matter of time until he uncovered the murderer hidden in the groves of academe...but could he do it before death became another victim's alma mater?
This book kept me enthralled. Clues were raining down on the detectives but only served to stir up the mud for me. Very good read.
A C.D. Sloan mystery. Always good.