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Parting Breath

(1977)
(The seventh book in the Sloan and Crosby Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In this thrilling crime novel by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, a student's last words are all that Detective C. D. Sloan has to go on in his latest case

There are rumblings throughout the campus of the University of Calleshire, talk of a sit-in, of revolt, of H? Chi Minh, of discontent. Malcolm Humbert has been expelled, and the students are livid. Meanwhile, the faculty is equally out of sorts - Hilda Linaker just wants to finish her treatise on Jane Austen, Bernard Watkinson is tired of dealing with the female students' vehement - and possibly dangerous - opinions, and Simon Mautby can't find a lab tech to help with his ecology experiments. When someone breaks into a dorm room, leaving behind little evidence but a single kernel of corn, it's time to call in the police.

But no one - not the professors, the students, or even the great detective C. D. Sloan - could have predicted murder. A young woman finds a second-year student slumped against a cloister's column, covered in blood. Before he dies, he manages to breathe the words "twenty-six minutes."

The brilliant and acerbic inspector C. D. Sloan, recently reunited with his assistant, Detective Constable Crosby, must connect a seemingly unrelated burglary to a senseless murder - with nothing more to go on than those eerie last words.

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for Catherine Aird's Parting Breath

Hardback Editions

June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Parting Breath (Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-7540-4479-3 / 978-0-7540-4479-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-385-13563-7 / 978-0-385-13563-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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November 1977 : UK Hardback

Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-00-231616-1 / 978-0-00-231616-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird Pseud pse
ISBN: 1-60187-067-1 / 978-1-60187-067-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
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June 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Parting Breth (Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-7540-4480-7 / 978-0-7540-4480-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath (G. K. Hall Nightingale Series Edition)
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-7838-9431-7 / 978-0-7838-9431-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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December 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-552-13426-0 / 978-0-552-13426-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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November 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-553-25414-6 / 978-0-553-25414-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-553-24601-1 / 978-0-553-24601-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-553-23668-7 / 978-0-553-23668-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 1-5318-1591-X / 978-1-5318-1591-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Parting Breath
Author(s): Catherine Aird
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Parting Breath: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Catherine Aird
ISBN: 0-7451-4344-X / 978-0-7451-4344-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Parting Breath (The C. D. Sloan Mysteries)
Author(s): Catherine Aird
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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