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.
Who poisoned Anna Macmillan with a deadly dose of antimony? Where are the priceless pearls that vanished during a country house weekend? What caused the temperature of a health club sauna to rise so dramatically that its sole occupant was dead within minutes? How was the code to an eminent scientist’s high-tech alarm system broken on the very day it was issued?
From the investigations of Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his enthusiastic, but not very helpful, Constable Crosby in the not-so-sleepy county of Calleshire to the long lunches of civil servant Henry Tyler in the tranquil environs of London’s Mordaunt Club, Catherine Aird’s collection of sixteen stories takes the reader through an ingenious selection of crimes and puzzles, full of delightful literary subtleties and fascinating legal and medical twists.
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.