The Herring in the Library

The Herring in the Library

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TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES, TWO EDGAR NOMINATIONS Ethelred and Elsie are an unlikely duo: He s a deeply mediocre mystery writer (first encountered in the Edgar-nominated The Herring Seller s Apprentice), and she s his deeply nosy, chocolate-chomping agent. And yet they are stuck with one another, if only because their combined sleuthing abilities are much more impressive than anything either one of them can come up with alone. Tonight s agenda: Dinner with Ethelred s pal Shagger Muntham and his titled wife. Elsie may not be overly fond of the Shag, but she wasn t exactly hoping someone would murder him in the library of his own stately home. However, now that someone has done the dastardly deed, would it kill Ethelred to take a little interest, show a little Sherlockian spirit for once?"
Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2011.
Edition: Felony & Mayhem ed.
ISBN: 9781934609767
1934609765
Branch Call Number: [MYST] FIC/TYLER
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 21 cm.

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meyoubou
Apr 12, 2013

Fun all the way. Love this author for a light-hearted read.

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MDianeRogers
Oct 11, 2011

Quite a 'fun' mystery! I will be looking for more from this author.

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bibliofinn
Aug 18, 2011

Absolutely delightful English mystery, featuring nebbishy "third-rate crime novelist" Ethelred Tressider and his unabashedly loud and vulgar, but undoubtedly clever agent, Elsie. Different chapters in this classic locked-room mystery are written from the point of view of these two characters, and much dry humour arises from their differing takes on the same incidents. The Hamilton Public Library also has the first two volumes in this series. Perfect reading when you want to pull up the drawbridge and immerse yourself in playful mayhem.

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