In complete contrast of place and time, there are tales set in 16th century Scotland where the sheriff, Rhuaridh Macmillan, must deal with all the local conflicts. The diplomacy required needs great thought. Other stories stand alone. They make fascinating reading showing Catherine Aird's great skills at formulating puzzles and writing amusing dialogues. These stories are often quite short and always have a twist and often a sting in the tail. The only complaint that I have is that I finished the book far too quickly!
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
There are 23 books in the cosy detective series about Sloan and Crosby.