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The Herring in the Library

(2010)
(The third book in the Elsie and Ethelred series)
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When literary agent Elsie Thirkettle is invited to accompany tall but obscure crime-writer Ethelred Tressider to dinner at Muntham Court, she is looking forward to sneering at his posh friends. What she is not expecting is that, half way through the evening, her host will be found strangled in his locked study. Since there is no way that a murderer could have escaped, the police conclude that Sir Robert Muntham has killed himself. A distraught Lady Muntham, however, asks Ethelred to conduct his own investigation. Ethelred (ably hindered by Elsie) sets out to resolve a classic 'locked room' mystery; but is any one of the assorted guests and witnesses actually telling the truth? And can Ethelred's account be trusted? In the process, we meet one of Ethelred's own creations, the fourteenth-century detective Master Thomas, who is helped in his investigations of a mediaeval crime at Muntham Court by a small and rather pushy Abbess with a taste for honey cakes ... Is it possible that Master Thomas can shed some light on the twenty-first century case, and on Ethelred's own motives for investigating Sir Robert's death? "The Herring in the Library" is another ingenious outing for crime fiction's most mismatched double-act. 'Tyler juggles characters, story, wit and clever one-liners with perfect balance' - "The Times".

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Herring in the Library
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 0-230-71468-4 / 978-0-230-71468-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Herring in the Library (The Herring Mysteries)
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 0-7490-1943-3 / 978-0-7490-1943-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Herring in the Library
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 0-330-47214-3 / 978-0-330-47214-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Herring in the Library: Ethelred & Elsie #3
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 1-934609-76-5 / 978-1-934609-76-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Herring in the Library
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 0-230-74941-0 / 978-0-230-74941-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Herring in the Library: Ethelred & Elsie #3
Author(s): L C Tyler
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
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April 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Herring in the Library (Herring Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): L C Tyler
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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