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Tyler, L. C.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 2,711 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6120.Y545, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L. C Tyler
The herring-seller's apprentice by L. C Tyler( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mediocre mystery-writer, Ethelred Tressider has even less interest in writing his books than his (dwindling) fan base has in reading them, and his agent, the pesky, nosy, vulgar, chocolate-chomping Elsie, has no interest in them at all. But with a name like Ethelred, things can always get worse, and when Ethelred's dishy ex-wife turns up dead they do
The herring in the library by L. C Tyler( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and French and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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'
Ten little herrings by L. C Tyler( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elsie tracks Ethelred down in a run-down French hotel hosting a stamp convention, she interferes in another murder investigation after guests start dying
Herring on the Nile by L. C Tyler( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging career, crime novelist Ethelred Tressider decides to set his new book in Egypt and embarks on a 'research trip' with his literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, in tow. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun, however, than an attempt is made on Ethelred's life. When the boat's engine explodes and a passenger is found bloodily murdered, suspicion falls on everyone aboard including a third-rate private eye, two individuals who may or may not be undercover police, and Ethelred himself. As the boat drifts out of control, though, it seems that events are being controlled by a party far more radical than anyone could have guessed
A very persistent illusion by L. C Tyler( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventor of the Sorensen-Birtwistle Revised Scale of Girl-Rage, Chris has a beautiful girlfriend (Virginia), two likeable potential parents-in-law (Hugh and Daphne) and a sports car with a leather-covered gear stick. But his apparently comfortable world is turned upside down when Hugh dies suddenly and Daphne reveals some shocking information
Crooked herring by L. C Tyler( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You don't believe me, do you?" asked Henry. "That I might have killed somebody." Well, really. The genuine murderer--the real pro--tends to keep track of that sort of thing. And he wasn't dressed for murder. The tweed jacket, the checked waistcoat, and above all the yellow bow tie ... they would have enabled Henry to audition as an extra in a 50s costume drama--a dodgy bookmaker, say, or a ne'er-do-well younger brother destined for exile to one of the more obscure colonies. They were not clothes that you would risk wearing for a murder. Which is fine, since there isn't actually a body. And yet there are an awful lot of red herrings, just begging to be pawed through by the hapless Ethelred and Elsie, his chocolate-chomping agent
A cruel necessity by L. C Tyler( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatres are padlocked. Christmas has been cancelled. It is 1657 and the unloved English Republic is eight years old. Though Cromwell's joyless grip on power appears immovable, many still look to Charles Stuart's dissolute and threadbare court-in-exile, and some are prepared to risk their lives plotting a restoration. For the officers of the Republic, constant vigilance is needed. So, when the bloody corpse of a Royalist spy is discovered on the dung heap of a small Essex village, why is the local magistrate so reluctant to investigate? John Grey, a young lawyer with no clients, finds himself alone in believing that the murdered man deserves justice. Grey is drawn into a vortex of plot and counter-plot and into the all-encompassing web of intrigue spun by Cromwell's own spy-master, John Thurloe. So when nothing is what is seems, can Grey trust anyone?
Bodies in the bookshop( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpiece of corruption by L. C Tyler( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat among the herrings by L. C Tyler( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten little herrings by L. C Tyler( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective and mystery stories. When obscure crime writer Ethelred Tressider vanishes from his home, his indefatigable agent, Elsie Thirkettle, is soon on his trail. Finding him proves surprisingly easy. Bringing him home is another matter. Having followed Ethelred to a hotel in the French Loire, she find herself confined there with him after a prominent philatelist is murdered. Elsie is torn between her natural desire to interfere in the police investigation and her urgent need to escape to the local chocolatier. Ethelred, meanwhile, seems to know more about the murder than he is letting on. It does not help his peace of mind when two further guests are poisoned. Finally the time comes when Elsie must assemble the various suspects in the Dining Room, and reveal the killer's true identity
A gripping tale of murder, deceit and chocolate by L. C Tyler( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herring on the Nile by L. C Tyler( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging career, crime novelist Ethelred Tressider decides to set his new book in Egypt and embarks on a "research trip" with his literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, in tow. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun, however, than an attempt is made on Ethelred's life. When the boat's engine explodes and a passenger is found bloodily murdered, suspicion falls on everyone aboard, including a third-rate private eye, two individuals who may or may not be undercover police, and Ethelred himself. As the boat drifts out of control, though, it seems that events are being controlled by a party far more radical than anyone could have guessed
Crooked herring by L. C Tyler( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethelred Tressider, mid-list crime writer, is surprised when fellow author Henry Holiday unexpectedly turns up on his doorstep. He's even more surprised when Henry confesses that he may have committed murder while drunk on New Year's Eve. Though he has little recollection of the night, Henry fears he may have killed drinking companion and fellow crime writer Crispin Vynall, and asks Ethelred to discreetly make enquiries in order to discover the truth. As Ethelred and his trusty agent Elsie begin to investigate, they discover that Henry has been set up, and now all that remains is for them to find out why and, more importantly whodunnit?
The herring-seller's apprentice by L. C Tyler( Recording )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethelred Tressider is a crime writer with problems - his latest novel is going nowhere, mid-life crisis is looming, and he's burdened by literary agent Elsie Thirkettle, who claims to enjoy neither the company of writers nor literature of any sort. Then his ex-wife Geraldine vanishes, and when the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police decide that Geraldine has been the victim of a local serial killer. Elsie bullies 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. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2007
Pestilence by L. C Tyler( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The herring-seller's apprentice
Alternative Names
L C Tyler British writer

L.C. Tyler Écrivain

Languages
English (97)

French (7)

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The herring in the libraryTen little herringsHerring on the NileA very persistent illusionA gripping tale of murder, deceit and chocolate