Sixteen short puzzlers from the inimitable Catherine Aird, author of the acclaimed C. D. Sloan Mysteries
A professional pickpocket and accomplished thief ignores his wife’s warnings and embarks on an adventure that will change his life—perhaps for the better. A technological marvel of a sports car kills a pedestrian, but no one was at the wheel. A local lunatic admits to murder, but is he crazy—or crazy smart? The life of a researcher with ties to a British spy agency is thrown into chaos when his research go missing, but the only people who could have stolen the valuable data seem to have airtight alibis.
Injury Time delivers captivating tales of intrigue wrapped in Catherine Aird’s tightly woven logic, sealed with the bow of enigma. These quick-fire mysteries run the gamut, with fresh twists on old classics and delightfully unique stories involving old friends from the C. D. Sloan Mysteries.
These 16 clever short puzzlers by the accomplished British author will serve as an excellent introduction to new readers and be a sure delight to fans. Most center around the investigations and acute observations of Berebury Detective Inspector Sloan. Like Agatha Christie, Aird (A Going Concern) specializes in classic puzzles with ingenious, yet logical, surprise endings. In ``Memory Corner,'' a professor says he killed a student who had developed a way to read another's memory, a discovery that would signal, he says, "the end of all investigative and judicial processes.'' Skeptical, Sloan determines another reason for the young man's death. A few stories star Foreign Officer Henry Tyler, who solves cases for beleaguered friends and family members. Featuring neither Sloan nor Tyler is the satisfying ``Devilled Dip," about an unlucky thief's inadvertant good deed.