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A Late Phoenix (1970)

de Catherine Aird

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Berebury, England, did not have an easy go of it during the Second World War. This quaint Victorian town was destroyed when the Nazis dropped bomb after bomb on its perfect gardens and neat hedges. After three decades of disarray, the town council has finally begun reconstructing what's left. All throughout Berebury, the sounds of hammers and saws drone on. But on this particular day, the noise stops. In the crater of a bomb site, a skeleton has been found. While its presence there isn't unusual - hundreds died in bombing raids throughout England - the manner in which the pregnant girl met her end is sinister enough that Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his assistant, Detective Constable Crosby, are called to the scene. The cause of death, it seems, was not the blast, but a bullet to the spine. Inspector Sloan is the best there is when it comes to cracking the most complex cases. But can he piece together a murder that's been buried for more than a quarter century?… (més)
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    themulhern: Both deal with the aftermath of WWII, even though "A Late Phoenix" is almost 30 years on.
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The people who lived in the houses that were bombed on the site claimed not to know whose body it might have been. No-one knows of a young woman who might have been unaccounted for. But Inspector Sloan sees a flicker of recognition in the eyes of one of the men. And someone is taking desperate measures to stop the truth from being uncovered.

Catherine Aird specialises in tangled plots, many red herrings, and this novel is no exception.

By the end, the place is littered with bodies including a death previously thought to be a suicide. ( )
  smik | Mar 12, 2021 |
I have been reading the Inspector Sloan books by Catherine Aird on and off for the past few years. I cannot say I dislike them. However, there are certain portions in all of these books that seem superfluous. At times, characters talk on and on about things that have nothing to do with anything. I guess, there was a word limit that Aird had to reach in order for the book to be publishable. This is more apparent in A Late Phoenix than the previous books. The plot began promisingly. I love books dealing with cold cases. However, the frequency with which the narrative went off the rails put me off. Promising premise, wish it had been better written. ( )
  Porua | Nov 28, 2019 |
When the skeleton of an unknown woman is found during construction of a new building, it's assumed she died during a World War II bombing. However, the autopsy shows that she was shot (and with a British gun not a German gun) during the war. And there are signs that the murderer is still around when a man who may have been able to identify the deceased woman is found dead in the construction site a couple of days later. ( )
  soraki | Sep 29, 2019 |
The motive meant everything in this one. The plotting was not so much intricate as detailed. The writing was rather good, and I laughed aloud at some discussions of the bombing during the war.

The reading was excellent, with a bunch of snotty, drawling British accents. The doctor's secretary was by far the most amusing. The man with the bronchitis, got from being gassed during WWI, coughed and weezed horrifically.

Mysetry writers often had a lot of trouble with contemporary color, in this case flower-power hippies. The diatribes by Sloan's superior are just nutty, but Sloan's ruminations are also an artifact of their time. ( )
  themulhern | Mar 29, 2017 |
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Aird, Catherineautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Bailey, RobinNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lehr, PaulAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Neehus, RieTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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Berebury, England, did not have an easy go of it during the Second World War. This quaint Victorian town was destroyed when the Nazis dropped bomb after bomb on its perfect gardens and neat hedges. After three decades of disarray, the town council has finally begun reconstructing what's left. All throughout Berebury, the sounds of hammers and saws drone on. But on this particular day, the noise stops. In the crater of a bomb site, a skeleton has been found. While its presence there isn't unusual - hundreds died in bombing raids throughout England - the manner in which the pregnant girl met her end is sinister enough that Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan and his assistant, Detective Constable Crosby, are called to the scene. The cause of death, it seems, was not the blast, but a bullet to the spine. Inspector Sloan is the best there is when it comes to cracking the most complex cases. But can he piece together a murder that's been buried for more than a quarter century?

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