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Publisher's Summary

Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan knew there would be trouble when he was called in to the student sit-in at Calleshire University. The dons were nervous, the students excited - a clash of some kind seemed inevitable. But what did happen was totally unexpected.
First was a most peculiar theft from a dormitory room and then the discovery of a man found clutching at one of the columns of the Tarsus cloister - bleeding slowly to death and able with his parting breath only to utter one enigmatic phrase? To solve the mystery of the cloister murder, Sloan’s only clues are the dying man’s words. But what significance can ‘Twenty-six minutes’ really have?
©1977 Catherine Aird (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jill on 03-04-11

Terrible, Just could not listen to it

We could not get interested in this book. The readers voice and the story droned on terribly.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 08-04-14

Slow starter, hard to follow

Would you try another book from Catherine Aird and/or Robin Bailey?


What was most disappointing about Catherine Aird’s story?

This story unfortunately is a long winding path to nowhere. There are too many characters with indistinguishable personalities. Skip this book in the series

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By lynn clough on 04-13-15

filled some spare time

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was ok as background music. I would not look for sequals

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Is that it?

What three words best describe Robin Bailey’s voice?

Smooth poetical posh

Was Parting Breath worth the listening time?

not much

Any additional comments?


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