Herring on the Nile

Herring on the Nile

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In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging career, crime novelist Ethelred Tressider decides to set his new book in Egypt and embarks on a 'research trip' with his literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, in tow. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun, however, than an attempt is made on Ethelred's life. When the boat's engine explodes and a passenger is found bloodily murdered, suspicion falls on everyone aboard including a third-rate private eye, two individuals who may or may not be undercover police, and Ethelred himself. As the boat drifts out of control, though, it seems that events are being controlled by a party far more radical than anyone could have guessed. Herring on the Nile is an ingenious mystery, and a darkly funny tribute to Agatha Christie and the golden age of crime fiction.

Title:Herring on the Nile
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780230714694
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    Herring on the Nile Reviews

  • Gerry

    A popular cliché about a football match is that it was a game of two halves; well, it could be said of 'Herring on the Nile' that it was a book of two halves, or more correctly a book of two-thirds a...

  • Stephen

    easy going read in the series this time based on a boat cruising the nile, based loosely on the christie novel but not as good though ...

  • Miles

    In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging career, crime novelist Ethelred Tressider decides to set his new book in Egypt and embarks on a ‘research trip’ with his literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, i...

  • Kim

    In this, the fourth, Herring novel, Ethelred and Elsie take a trip down the Nile as research for Ethelred's next novel. It's got some lovely touches reminiscent of Agatha Christies novel which make yo...

  • Staci McLaughlin

    Another great addition to the Ethelred and Elsie series. Elsie, in particular, cracks me up with how she perceives herself versus how others see her. The book made me want to reread Agatha Christie's ...

  • Julie

    This is a further episode in the adventures of Ethelred and Elsie. Not that it is absolutely necessary to have read the previous novels to enjoy this book; it is a standalone “story of murder, espio...

  • Sully Augustine

    2 stars out of 5 - I finished it, for what that's worth. The author has a pleasant enough writing style, and I get that he intended the novel as a bit of a tribute to Agatha Christi, or was at least i...

  • Jessi

    The ending was a little convoluted but I overall enjoyed the story.After the last story, Ethelred has decided that he needs a trip to Egypt. Maybe it will help him with his next story (though the only...

  • Jasmine

    I've now read five of L.C Tyler's Ethelred and Elsie books and enjoyed the humour and the interaction between the two key characters. This book, however, had the feeling of it having been written by s...

  • robyn

    A bit of slapstick, a bit of farce, never too broad to be un-enjoyable. The device of the multitudinous sets of interview questions, which Ethelred fills in with increasing pathos as the book goes on,...