Last Writes Author:Catherine Aird Last Writes is a mischievously clever compendium of twenty-two short stories from the pen of classic crime author Catherine Aird. Not only do her much-loved police duo Detective Inspector Christopher Sloan and Detective Constable William Crosby feature, but also a list of new characters including the mysterious Malcolm Venables of the Secret Ser... more »vice. Full of delicious twists and turns, Last Writes is a collection to curl up with and savour.« less
This is a wildly clever collection of 22 short stories from the hand of witty, devious, and savvy Catherine Aird. Of course, there are some Sloan and Crosby stories but I want to direct you to one particular favorite of mine: 'The Hard Lesson.' I laughed so hard. A school is short of staff and has to send an unmarried prune of a teacher into the sex education class full of 'with it' students. It is priceless.
I save these to read just before going to sleep, partly because I've read everything else this author has written multiple times. The author has a wonderfully wry wit. I have a smile on my face as I fall to sleep.