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The Herring Seller's Apprentice (Macmillan New Writing) By L. C. Tyler

The Herring Seller's Apprentice (Macmillan New Writing)
by L. C. Tyler

A darkly subversive take on the detective novel . . .
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The Herring Seller's Apprentice Summary


Ethelred Tressider is a crime writer with problems. His latest novel is going nowhere, mid-life crisis is looming and he's burdened by the literary agent he probably deserves: Elsie Thirkettle, a diminutive but determined individual who claims to enjoy neither the company of writers nor literature of any sort. But however bad things look they can always get worse, as Ethelred discovers when his ex-wife, Geraldine, vanishes close to his Sussex home. When the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police quickly decide that Geraldine Tressider has been the victim of a local serial killer. Elsie begs to differ, on the grounds that the killer's other victims had been Sad Cows, whereas Geraldine was a Scheming Bitch - another species entirely - and no serious serial killer would murder one in mistake for the other . . . Soon the indefatigable Elsie has bullied Ethelred into embarking upon his own investigation, but as their enquiries proceed, she begins to suspect that her client's own alibi is not as solid as he claims. The Herring Seller's Apprentice is an appallingly funny murder mystery, packed with dizzying plot twists and peopled by a memorable cast of eccentrics. `Masterful' Financial Times `A classic detective novel' Scotsman `Unusually accomplished' Helen Dunmore

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Sku
GOR000968962
Title
The Herring Seller's Apprentice (Macmillan New Writing)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
0230529658
ISBN 13
9780230529656
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