Cat Among The Herrings

Cat Among The Herrings

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, read-2018, crime-fiction, crime-fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Humor

Robin Pagham is dead - drowned in a sailing accident. The reaction of everyone in the village on hearing this tragic news is that Robin must have been drunk. After all, that was what he did best - that and drug dealing and breaking his former girlfriend's nose, with a bit of TV acting on the side. Surprisingly, newspaper reports of the inquest state that no alcohol was found in Robin's blood. It was accidental death, with no clear cause. At the funeral however Robin's latest girlfriend - to whom he has just got engaged - stands up and, lifting back her veil, announces that somebody in the congregation has murdered Robin and that she's going to have their arse. Although estranged, Elsie and Ethelred begin simultaneous investigations into Robin's death - as ever with some comical results.

Title:Cat Among The Herrings
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780749019860
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    Cat Among The Herrings Reviews

  • Theunis Snyman

    Funny and ingenious. Another romp with Elsie and Ethelred. Elsie is a person that you hate to love. She is a chocolate cookie eating nasty piece of goods. Except for Joyce Porter's inspector Dover I c...

  • Joy Stephenson

    This is a cosy crime novel - and what a little gem! The story has two first-person narrators, one an aging and only moderately successful author of crime novels and the other his former literary agent...

  • Julie

    A book of murder and mystery, even if the murder dates back to the nineteenth century, this is another unofficial investigation for Ethelred and his sometime agent, Elsie. Happily it can be read as a ...

  • Plum-crazy

    After reading books 1 & 2 in the amusing Elsie & Ethelred series I've found myself jumping to book 6. As ever the story is told from both Elsie & Ethelred's perspective, a format I enjoy. Ethelred's s...

  • Emmalg

    This is an enjoyable, easy to read mystery. It's the first of L. C. Tyler's books I have read and it didn't matter it was out of sequence.I think what kept me interested was the gentle humour in some ...

  • Wilde Sky

    A literary agent and an author (who are polar opposites) investigate two murders that took place over a hundred years apart.I thought this book was very clever / entertaining with a good plot and plen...

  • Culture-Vulture

    There were a LOT of red herrings in this one. The mystery was a good one (the murderer was quite obvious, but I didn't suspect him thanks to all the red herrings). The parallel murder mystery from the...

  • David

    Bit of Marmite about the reactions to these books, but I can't get enough of them. This is an ingenious double murder story and, as usual with these two sleuths, there are plenty of laughs. Highly rec...

  • Gabriela Galescu

    Good classic murder mystery Very pleasant reading.However I found the motive for murder unnecessarily convoluted. That didn't diminish the the entertainment value of the book, just one (not so small) ...

  • Kat

    Couldn't even finish it. Thank-fully borrowed from the library so I didn't spend any money, if I had I'd be asking for my money back. Trite and predictable with a meandering plot that relies too heavi...