Losing Ground

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD37786
Released: Dec 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538541647
Narrator/s: Ric Jerrom
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The dramatic theft of an eighteenth-century painting is discovered just moments before the old manor house from which it was stolen-and is uniquely depicted in the background of the portrait-is set on fire. Making matters more grisly even is the pile of bones that is sighted in the blazing inferno moments before the roof collapses. What started as simple, if surprising, theft has quickly escalated to arson and possibly murder, and now Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby have to piece together a puzzle which has its roots deep in Berebury's history. Although Tolmie Park, the property on which the manor house sits, has had a somewhat checkered and mysterious past, there are those in the community who would fight to preserve it. There are also a number of factions within the area who have differing plans to develop the property, shrouding the fire in further suspicion. It is up Sloan to sift through this assortment of characters and finally illuminate the truth.

Author(s): Catherine Aird
Genre: Mystery

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Author(s): Catherine Aird
Product Number EB00010238
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429950329

Professional reviews

"If you hadn't scanned the CD case, you'd swear this production is read by multiple narrators. Ric Jerrom delivers an outstanding narration that brings to life the assorted characters of Catherine Aird's imaginary village of Calleshire. This mystery is another in the Inspector Sloan series, featuring the unpretentious, unperturbed detective and squabbling, conniving villagers bent upon cheating, stealing, and even murder. Here the plot centers on a real estate scam. Jerrom narrates in a genteel manner at a leisurely pace, both of which befit this classic cozy. While the plot isn't suspenseful or memorable, this is a well-performed English police procedural, true to the genre. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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