Ten Little Herrings

by L. C. Tyler | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0230714676 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 4/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, April 09, 2017
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Amazon Editorial Review

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

Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, April 10, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/10/2017 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom


This is on its way to a Bookcrossing friend as an Easter gift.
I saw you had this no your wishlist, hope you enjoy it :-)


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wow...what a lovely surprise! Thank you so much for the wonderful Easter package of books & choccy goodies 😋

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 23, 2017
This is the second in the “Elsie & Ethelred Mystery” series & I found it more enjoyable than ”The Herring Seller’s Apprentice”
I just love the characters. Elsie's snarky remarks & the overall wit are just to my taste. For me the writing has a rather timeless quality about it, apart from the rare mention of the internet & google, it could almost be set at any time in the past five or six decades. Still my judgement may be clouded by my book’s cover picture, as that, along with the names Elsie & Ethelred, give things a bit of a 1950's vibe to me. Anyhow that's pretty irrelevant…..although I would really like to know how old are they supposed to be.
I did think this story had a touch of the “Agatha Christies” about it. Perhaps it was the title itself, or the setting of a continental hotel with a mixed bag of residents, or maybe it was the way Elsie gathered everyone in the dining room to reveal the murderer(s)…even if she didn’t do it all that successfully!
Utterly delightful from start to finish (although I did have to read through the postscript twice to make sure I’d got the gist of it)

Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at a fellow BookCrosser, by hand -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, September 06, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (9/6/2018 UTC) at a fellow BookCrosser, by hand -- Controlled Releases


Handed to Nu-knees at our meet up at the Brigantes in York - really enjoyed meeting up ....& really enjoyed my lunch 😁

Journal Entry 6 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 06, 2018
Thank you for this, plum-crazy. I haven't come across Elsie and Ethelred mysteries before but the cartoony front cover suggests that it's going to be my sort of crime novel. Presumably, it isn't going to be a problem that it isn't the first in the series! I'm not hung up on reading books in order :-)
It was lovely to see you again - and to meet your husband. Any excuse for a trip to my favourite city!

Journal Entry 7 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 09, 2018
Really rather silly but highly entertaining and I've already added other titles in the series to my wish list. Hadn't met Elsie and Ethelred before but would happily meet them again!
My thanks and greetings to Plum-crazy and yorkshire-lass :-) Now where?

Journal Entry 8 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Phone box library in Lindal in Furness, Cumbria United Kingdom on Friday, September 21, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (9/18/2018 UTC) at Phone box library in Lindal in Furness, Cumbria United Kingdom


This is one of three books I swapped in this red telephone box community library during a lovely dancing holiday near Grange-over-Sands.

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