Ethelred Tressider's career is not, let's face it, what one might call glittering. In fact, it's barely what one might call capable of paying the gas bill. To be honest, this is not really surprising: Ethelred lost any real interest in writing mystery novels many years ago, and his audience has never been truly excited about reading them. In a desperate effort to revive his imagination, Ethelred books a cruise down the Nile—cradle of civilization and so on. Well, it worked for Agatha Christie. It is not, however, working very well for Ethelred. No sooner has he settled into his state room—followed by his agent, the splendid Elsie—than dead bodies start littering the premises. There are any number of suspects, but for many of the boat's amateur sleuths, it becomes increasingly apparent that the dastardly murderer is none other than the sweating Ethelred. The Lancashire Evening Post called this fourth mystery in the Edgar-nominated series "Joyously entertaining...An outrageously clever parody of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and all those other masters of the whodunit...the equivalent of a sparkling glass of champagne."
"L.C. Tyler's 'Herring' series is a joy to read."—The Times of London
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of mystery