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Publisher's Summary

Things had gone wrong from the very beginning at the Almstone Flower Show, including a missing fortune teller. But events take a decidedly macabre turn when the fortune teller is found and Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby arrive to investigate a murder for which there seems no means, no motive, and no opportunity.
©1980 Catherine Aird (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"[Montague] has a clear, well-modulated voice, which is easy to listen to, and his dignified delivery matches the cerebral nature of this mystery." (AudioFile)

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  • connie
  • 2010-04-23

it takes a village

to make the setting for this clever & dryly humouous English cozy

a character driven who-dunnit, set just before ubiquitous technology complicated detective cozies

very well narrated (in the style of classic English who-dunnits)

nothing profound, but a very pleasant mind massage with no graphic violence or sexual content

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  • Linda
  • 2013-10-04

My favorite Sloan so far

This is my favorite CD Sloan audiobook in the series so far. Perhaps I paid more attention, because this narrator is much improved over the narrator of the previous audiobooks. The plot is clever and enjoyable.

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  • Dana
  • 2007-03-06

just a good book

I enjoyed listening to this book. I enjoy the author.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-01-28

Slow

I have enjoyed several previous books in this series immensely. The narrator’s dry delivery added to the characters and to excellent writing. But I have struggled hard to remain interested in this one, despite the narrator’s valiant effort to redeem it. It drags; it goes on and on about tangents unrelated to the plot. It gets very tedious, consisting basically of inane conversation and tangential thoughts on the part of the inspector. Rather than being an enjoyable journey, as the previous books were, Passing Strange is a long, enigmatic bore.

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  • grey
  • 2020-12-21

As always, good.

Crosby is getting a bit smarter—we must to attribute this to Sloan’s (sp?) teaching.


Narrator strangely does Lee’s (sp?) voice as Scottish.

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  • beeverd
  • 2018-09-21

Wonderful inspector sloan

the inspector Sloan books are so good and entertaining...the author injects sufficient humor and riviting mystery. I especially enjoyed the narrator style and delivery...
spot on!!!