Catherine Aird
Catherine Aird is the pen name of English author Kinn Hamilton McIntosh, who writes crime fiction novels. She is the author of the Sloan and Crosby series (aka The Calleshire Chronicles), which is the series that almost all of her novels belong to. Aird was born in Yorkshire, England, where she attended Waverley School and Greenhead High School. She served as Chair of the Crime Writers’ Assocation for 1990-91 and a Member of the Order of the British Empire due to her work with the Girl Guides. Catherine lives in a village near Canterbury, Kent, England, where she enjoys the village life.

Catherine Aird made her debut as a published novelist in 1966 with the novel The Religious Body. Since that time, she had written over 20 novels. Below is a list of Catherine Aird’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Sloan and Crosby Books

The Religious Body (1966)Description / Buy at
Henrietta Who? (1968)Description / Buy at
The Stately Home Murder / The Complete Steel (1969)Description / Buy at
A Late Phoenix (1971)Description / Buy at
His Burial Too (1973)Description / Buy at
Slight Mourning (1975)Description / Buy at
Parting Breath (1977)Description / Buy at
Some Die Eloquent (1979)Description / Buy at
Passing Strange (1980)Description / Buy at
Last Respects (1982)Description / Buy at
Harm's Way (1984)Description / Buy at
A Dead Liberty (1986)Description / Buy at
The Body Politic (1990)Description / Buy at
A Going Concern (1993)Description / Buy at
Injury Time (1995)Description / Buy at
After Effects (1996)Description / Buy at
Stiff News (1999)Description / Buy at
Little Knell (2000)Description / Buy at
Amendment of Life (2002)Description / Buy at
Hole in One (2005)Description / Buy at
Losing Ground (2007)Description / Buy at
Past Tense (2010)Description / Buy at
Dead Heading (2013)Description / Buy at
Learning Curve (2016)Description / Buy at
Inheritance Tracks (2019)Description / Buy at
Constable Country (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Sloan and Crosby Collections

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Most Contagious Game (1967)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Chapter and Hearse (2003)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Note: The Complete Steel was later re-titled The Stately Home Murder.

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Catherine Aird Synopsis: Chapter and Hearse and Other Mysteries by Catherine Aird contains seventeen short stories, including the story Going Quietly. The collection includes many stories featuring Inspector Sloan along with sidekick Crosby.

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