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Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler

Ten Little Herrings (original 2009; edition 2010)

by L. C. Tyler

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Title:Ten Little Herrings
Authors:L. C. Tyler
Info:Felony & Mayhem Press (2010), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 304 pages
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Tags:fiction, detective, humour, metafiction, murder

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Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler (2009)



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  johnrid11 | Feb 14, 2016 |
This was fun! ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 2013 |
Fun metafiction - does for the ‘Agatha Christie meets Midsomer Murders’ style of country house detective fiction what Scream did for horror movies. That is to say, knowing genre self-reference. If you like Malcolm Pryce or Jasper Fforde, you should be okay with this. Gags work fine, and the plot makes sense as a proper murder mystery. Those who like to solve the crime ahead of the investigator(s) will probably see the resolution coming, but I like to let the story wash over me without trying to chase the characters to the denouement. ( )
  dtw42 | Dec 28, 2012 |
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When obscure crime writer Ethelred Tressider vanishes, his dogged literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, is soon on his trail. Finding him (in a ramshackle hotel in the French Loire) proves surprisingly easy. Bringing him home proves more difficult than expected but (as Elsie observes) who would have predicted that, in a hotel full of stamp collectors, the guests would suddenly start murdering each other? One guest is found fatally stabbed, apparently the victim of an intruder. But when a rich Russian oligarch also dies, in a hotel now swarming with policemen, suspicion falls on the remaining guests. Elsie is torn between her natural desire to interfere in the police investigation and her urgent need to escape to the town's chocolaterie. Ethelred, meanwhile, seems to know more about the killings than he is letting on. Finally the time comes when Elsie must assemble the various suspects in the Dining Room, and reveal the truth ...Ten Little Herrings is a brilliantly anarchic take on the classic Country House Mystery, and an uproarious sequel to the first Elsie and Ethelred mystery, The Herring Seller's Apprentice. Praise for The Herring Seller's Apprentice, the first Elsie and Ethelred Mystery: 'Masterful' Financial Times 'A classic detective novel' Scotsman 'Unusually accomplished' Helen Dunmore

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:18 -0400)

When we last saw Ethelred Tressider, he was pulling a disappearing act, eager to pack in his career as a mediocre mystery-writer, and happy to leave his long suffering agent, Elsie, holding the bag. But any bag that Elsie holds will soon be brimful of chocolates, and as Ten Little Herrings opens, she is tracking Ethelred to a run-down French hotel hosting a stamp-collectors conference. A murder ensues, and, as the title (a nod to Agatha Christie's famous Ten Little Indians) suggests, the whole thing turns into a blissfully funny parody of classic British crime fiction.… (more)

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