Herring on the Nile

  • by L. C. Tyler
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Herring on the Nile is an ingenious mystery, and a darkly funny tribute to Agatha Christie and the golden age of crime fiction.


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Too much style lacking substance

I think the author was trying hard to be witty, and the result was conflated and unnecessary dialogue, confusion about whether this is a comedy or a serious attempt at writing a murder mystery,was in Tiley predictable,and I think at times the plot lost its wayThe result was confusion, I was confused about what type of book applause and even though I'm not averse to comedy in anything, it wasn't great comedy and it wasn't great crime fiction.I suppose the title says it all, the whole story is really The red herring.at the end we don't even get a proper motives for The murder.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.