Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime novels and story collections, most of which feature Detective Chief 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 and edited a series of village histories and is active in village life

Catherine Aird's short story called "The Last Green Bottle" is included in MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, the Crime Writers' Association annual anthology for 2022 edited by Martin Edwards.