Crooked Herring

Crooked Herring

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Ethelred Tressider, mid-list crime writer, is surprised when fellow author Henry Holiday unexpectedly turns up on his doorstep. He's even more surprised when Henry confesses that he may have committed murder while drunk on New Year's Eve. Though he has little recollection of the night, Henry fears he may have killed drinking companion and fellow crime writer Crispin Vynall, and asks Ethelred to discreetly make enquiries in order to discover the truth. As Ethelred and his trusty agent Elsie begin to investigate, they discover that Henry has been set up, and now all that remains is for them to find out why and, more importantly ...whodunnit?

Title:Crooked Herring
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780749016685
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    Crooked Herring Reviews

  • Jane

    It seemed such a long time since hapless crime writer Ethelred Tressider and his chocolate loving literary agent Elsie Thirkettle found themselves entangled in criminal doings, and I had begun to thin...

  • Sara Eames

    I love the Elsie and Ethelred series by L C Tyler - and this is another winner. It is a well-written book with good characters, a steady plot and some laughs along the way. As is the case with all the...

  • Stephen

    this book in the series was easy going read but not a literacy classic though, the plot was a bit weird ...

  • Claire

    Light hearted read. ...

  • Miles

    If you’re looking for an entertaining read, a book that is as near as unputdownable as is physically and emotionally possible and a book that is not only infectious but humorous to boot then Crooked...

  • Plum-crazy

    A good read but for me, not as good as the earlier ones in the series. I found it slow going at first with only Ethelred featuring. He is rather wet (as my mother would have kindly put it) & I felt my...

  • Julie

    An adventure for Ethelred and Elsie that is less fast moving, but a complex plot of deceit, bluff and mysteries. This book definitely works as a standalone from the previous books as provided that Eth...

  • Jessi

    Ethelred is approached by another writer asking him to figure out whether he killed someone. Henry Holiday woke up after a bender with the thought that he had committed murder. But he's not sure who. ...

  • Deb

    Ethelred gets himself into a situation that the reader knows exactly how he is being manipulated, but has to slowly watch Ethelred walk into every trap set. Ethelred is innocently following along in o...

  • Cliff

    A book with the opening sentence 'It is always a mistake to confess to murder while wearing a paisley bow tie' can't be bad. This is the first of the 'Herring' mysteries I have read and I hope it won'...