Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime novels and story collections, most of which feature Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan. She holds an honorary M. A. from the University of Kent and was made an M.B.E. Her other works include Amendment of Life and Little Knell. She lives in England.

Apart from writing the successful Chronicles Of Calleshire she has also written two collections of short stories as well as writing and editing a series of village histories and is active in village life

Having made a significant contribution to crime writing published in the English LanguageCatherine Aird is the winner of the 2015 Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger