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Ethelred Tressider is a mystery writer with problems not the least of which is his incurably nosy chocolate chomping agent who couldn'. The Herring Seller s Apprentice is a terrific mystery which at least at the beginning made me laugh out loud several times My husband thought I was losing it when I was reading it I m only about 50% done at the moment and it s gone from laugh out loud to smiling with a bit of a twitch as things are getting rather tenseIt s told in first person from the perspective of a writer who has three author personas including a mystery writer and a romance writer His agent dubs him the herring seller since mystery writers need to sell the reader red herrings for mysteries to work His agent then becomes the herring seller s apprentice as she pushes herself into the heart of the mystery out of sheer perversity and curiosity when the writer s ex wife is found dead The writer keeps getting uestioned about his possible involvement or at least knowledge about it allIt s a uick read The only things that gave me a bit of a WTF moment were small chapters where the Tyler switches Point of View POV from the writer hero to the agent s viewpoint And I sort of skimmed a few passages where the writer hero is actually writing his detective novels Although there were some funny bits in those

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The Herring Seller's Apprentice

T give two toffees for mystery novels She does however have a passion for real life mysteries and that passion gets stirred up when Et. The Herring Seller Apprentice is a lightly satirical turn on cosy crime fiction Although competently written it did little for me I suspect that this is partly a matter of taste Cosies are not my crime fiction of choice I am a great fan however of fiction that tries to play with and subvert the genre such as that by Malcolm Pryce Jasper Fforde and Donna Moore But even on this level the book felt a little flat and insubstantial The whole thing felt too contrived and knowing The result was I almost stopped reading the book a couple of times but in the end soldiered onto the end There were a couple of nice passages especially near the beginning discussing the relationship between author and agent but not nearly enough for my palate

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Helred's ex wife goes missing and Ethelred none too tightly wound at the best of times starts behaving in an extremely peculiar fashio. A fun mystery about Ethelred a hapless detective novelist whose ex wife has been murdered and Elsie his eccentric pushy literary agent who wants to help him solve the crime After several chapters of Ethelred s point of view the narrative changes to Elsie s voice and thereafter it switches back and forth Some interstitial chapters are Ethelred s unsuccessful attempts to start a new detective novel amusingly each is written in the style of a different author most surprisingly PG WodehouseThe plot twists weren t entirely unexpected but it was still entertainingI found out about this book the first of a series from the crossexaminingcrime blog


10 thoughts on “The Herring Seller's Apprentice

  1. says:

    In L C Tyler’s book we meet 'herring seller' novelist Ethelred Tressider Ethelred writes books under three names a detective series set in rural England romantic novels featuring a handsome surgeon and historical mysteries set in the time of Richard II and Chaucer 'Herring seller' is a phrase coined by his deceased ex wife due to the number of red herrings he puts into his 'Sergeant Fairfax' mystery detective seriesEthelred has an agent n

  2. says:

    The Herring Seller's Apprentice is a terrific mystery which at least at the beginning made me laugh out loud several times My husband thought I was losing it when I was reading it I'm only about 50% done at the moment and it's gone from laugh out loud to smiling with a bit of a twitch as things are getting rather tenseIt's told in first person from the perspective of a writer who has three author personas including a mystery wri

  3. says:

    This is so funny I loved it A couple of favorite uotes both from page one and I just kept loving snippetsJust when you think you have

  4. says:

    This cosy crime novel started off promisingly with a dryly voiced narrative by a writer Ethelred who is facing the predicament of being modestly successful but only by dint of cranking out three different series of easy reads a detective series a romance series under a woman's name and a historical whodunnit series set in the reign of Richard II The problem is that his detective has become a character in his own right and is not co operat

  5. says:

    The Herring Seller’Apprentice is a lightly satirical turn on cosy crime fiction Although competently written it did little for me I suspect th

  6. says:

    I really thought I would like this book cozy mystery literary agent addicted to chocolate set in picturesue England what's not to lov

  7. says:

    easing going read with a mixture of wodehouse and christie in the style of writing

  8. says:

    3755

  9. says:

    A fun mystery about Ethelred a hapless detective novelist whose ex wife has been murdered and Elsie his eccentric pushy literary agent who wants to help him solve the crime After several chapters of Ethelred's point of view the narrative changes to Elsie's voice and thereafter it switches back and forth Some interstitial chapters are Ethelr

  10. says:

    This book was full of the uirky type of humour I love with two lead characters that throughly entertained me Ethelred with his vario