Sloan and Crosby by Catherine Aird
Sloan and Crosby (aka the Calleshire Chronicles) is a series of crime fiction/mystery novels by English novelist Catherine Aird. “Sloan” is Detective Inspector Christopher Dennis Sloan (aka “Seedy”). Sloan is married and enjoys growing roses in his spare time. “Crosby” is his hapless sidekick – Detective Constable William Crosby. The series is set in Calleshire, a fictional county based on Kent.

Catherine Aird began the Sloan and Crosby series in 1966 with the novel The Religious Body. The series is currently ongoing, with a new novel added to the series every few years. There are currently over 20 novels in the Calleshire Chronicles series. Below is a list of Catherine Aird’s Sloan and Crosby books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Sloan and Crosby Books


The Religious Body(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Henrietta Who?(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Steel(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Late Phoenix(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Burial Too(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slight Mourning(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parting Breath(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Die Eloquent(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passing Strange(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Respects(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harm's Way(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dead Liberty(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Politic(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Going Concern(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Injury Time(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Effects(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stiff News(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Knell(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amendment of Life(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hole in One(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Losing Ground(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Tense(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Heading(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sloan and Crosby Collections


Last Writes(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The novel The Complete Steel was also published under the title of The Stately Home Murder.

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Sloan and Crosby Synopsis: In The Religious Body by Catherine Aird (book 1 in the Calleshire Chronicles), Inspector Sloan must find out who could have thrown a nun named Sister Anne down a set of cellar stairs. The witnesses are over 50 discreet, identical-looking nuns – each with an assumed name and a past secular life.

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