Book Reviews of The Religious Body (Detective Inspector Sloan, Bk 1)

The Religious Body (Detective Inspector Sloan, Bk 1)
The Religious Body - Detective Inspector Sloan, Bk 1
Author: Catherine Aird
ISBN-13: 9780553139518
ISBN-10: 0553139517
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 169
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Catherine Aird is one of my favorite authors; I love British literature. I read Aird, not for her police procedures but for her droll sense of humor. I particularly love the way Sloan is put upon by the Inspector assigning young Crosby to "assist."

Crosby couldn't assist a blind person across the street, so it is always fun to see what excuse is given for sending the young constable. Usually, it is something like, "There's no one else; you'll just have to take Crosby."

Crosby's mutterings under his breath are usually priceless; he and Dr. Dabbe (the police pathologist) offer some comedy to the proceedings. I often wonder what Crosby's thoughts are about being considered the most useless member of the Berebury CID.

As I reread Aird's works, I am always impressed how her stories stand up to the passage of time. Although this work was written in the late 1960's, the style speaks of an even earlier time in history; it seems to be a "period piece."

In this first novel, Aird sets about establishing the characters in Berebury CID; and characters they all are! From "Happy Harry" (who isn't) to Sloan to Dr. Dabbe, everyone brings something to the banquet.

THE RELIGIOUS BODY is not Aird's best work (there aren't enough hints for the reader to guess the murderer), but it is a pleasant introduction to Aird's wry wit and entertaining characters!
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An English mystery classic! A shining new star...a most ingenious lady.
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Aird is the best! This one is particular fun--dead bodies in convents, who wudda thunk?
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Very, very well played mystery. Clues abound and weird happenings occur frequently.
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Catherine Aird is one of my favorite authors; I love British literature. I read Aird, not for her police procedures but for her droll sense of humor. I particularly love the way Sloan is put upon by the Inspector assigning young Crosby to assist.

Crosby couldnt assist a blind person across the street, so it is always fun to see what excuse is given for sending the young constable. Usually, it is something like, Theres no one else; youll just have to take Crosby.

Crosbys mutterings under his breath are usually priceless; he and Dr. Dabbe (the police pathologist) offer some comedy to the proceedings. I often wonder what Crosbys thoughts are about being considered the most useless member of the Berebury CID.

As I reread Airds works, I am always impressed how her stories stand up to the passage of time. Although this work was written in the late 1960s, the style speaks of an even earlier time in history; it seems to be a period piece.

In this first novel, Aird sets about establishing the characters in Berebury CID; and characters they all are! From Happy Harry (who isnt) to Sloan to Dr. Dabbe, everyone brings something to the banquet.

This is first Detective Inspector Sloan and a pleasant introduction to Airds wry wit and entertaining characters!
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Catherine Aird is one of my favorite authors; I love British literature. I read Aird, not for her police procedures but for her droll sense of humor. I particularly love the way Sloan is put upon by the Inspector assigning young Crosby to assist.

Crosby couldnt assist a blind person across the street, so it is always fun to see what excuse is given for sending the young constable. Usually, it is something like, Theres no one else; youll just have to take Crosby.

Crosbys mutterings under his breath are usually priceless; he and Dr. Dabbe (the police pathologist) offer some comedy to the proceedings. I often wonder what Crosbys thoughts are about being considered the most useless member of the Berebury CID in West Calleshire, England.

As I reread Airds works, I am always impressed how her stories stand up to the passage of time. Although this work was written in the late 1960s, the style speaks of an even earlier time in history; it seems to be a period piece.

In this first novel, Aird sets about establishing the characters in Berebury CID; and characters they all are! From Happy Harry (who isnt) to Sloan to Dr. Dabbe, everyone brings something to the banquet.

This is a pleasant introduction to Airds wry wit and entertaining characters!
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Catherine Aird is one of my favorite authors; I love British literature. I read Aird, not for her police procedures but for her droll sense of humor. I particularly love the way Sloan is put upon by the Inspector assigning young Crosby to assist.

Crosby couldnt assist a blind person across the street, so it is always fun to see what excuse is given for sending the young constable. Usually, it is something like, Theres no one else; youll just have to take Crosby.

Crosbys mutterings under his breath are usually priceless; he and Dr. Dabbe (the police pathologist) offer some comedy to the proceedings. I often wonder what Crosbys thoughts are about being considered the most useless member of the Berebury CID in West Calleshire, England.

As I reread Airds works, I am always impressed how her stories stand up to the passage of time. Although this work was written in the late 1960s, the style speaks of an even earlier time in history; it seems to be a period piece.

In this first novel, Aird sets about establishing the characters in Berebury CID; and characters they all are! From Happy Harry (who isnt) to Sloan to Dr. Dabbe, everyone brings something to the banquet.

This is a pleasant introduction to Airds wry wit and entertaining characters!
reviewed The Religious Body (Detective Inspector Sloan, Bk 1) on + 1164 more book reviews
Catherine Aird is one of my favorite authors; I love British literature. I read Aird, not for her police procedures but for her droll sense of humor. I particularly love the way Sloan is put upon by the Inspector assigning young Crosby to assist.

Crosby couldnt assist a blind person across the street, so it is always fun to see what excuse is given for sending the young constable. Usually, it is something like, Theres no one else; youll just have to take Crosby.

Crosbys mutterings under his breath are usually priceless; he and Dr. Dabbe (the police pathologist) offer some comedy to the proceedings. I often wonder what Crosbys thoughts are about being considered the most useless member of the Berebury CID in West Calleshire, England.

As I reread Airds works, I am always impressed how her stories stand up to the passage of time. Although this work was written in the late 1960s, the style speaks of an even earlier time in history; it seems to be a period piece.

In this first novel, Aird sets about establishing the characters in Berebury CID; and characters they all are! From Happy Harry (who isnt) to Sloan to Dr. Dabbe, everyone brings something to the banquet.

This is a pleasant introduction to Airds wry wit and entertaining characters!