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L C Tyler

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L C (Len) Tyler is a British writer of comic crime fiction. His Elsie and Ethelred mysteries feature Ethelred Tressider, a crime writer, and Elsie Thirkettle, his literary agent. L. C. Tyler was raised in Essex and read geography at Jesus College, Oxford University before going on to study systems analysis at City University in London. He worked for the British Council in Malaysia, Sudan, Thailand and Denmark, before becoming Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, then a full-time writer. His Ethelred and Elsie series has twice been nominated for an Edgar Award in the US. The Herring in the Library and Crooked Herring both won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at Bristol Crimefest. He has published a number of short stories in magazines and anthologies, including the CWA’s Guilty Consciences. His latest crime series is set in the seventeenth century and features the lawyer, John Grey.

L C Tyler is a former Chair of the Crime Writers Association.

 

Other Awards

The Last Laugh Award – The Herring in the Library (2010)

The Last Laugh Award – Crooked Herring (2014)

The Ian St James Awards – Richard Remembered (1993)

Books by L C Tyler

  • Too Much of Water Too Much of Water

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  • The Maltese Herring The Maltese Herring

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  • Crooked Herring Crooked Herring

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  • A Cruel Necessity A Cruel Necessity

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  • Farewell My Herring Farewell My Herring

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  • The Herring in the Library The Herring in the Library

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  • Herring in the Smoke Herring in the Smoke

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  • Cat Among the Herrings Cat Among the Herrings

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  • Herring on the Nile Herring on the Nile

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  • A Very Persistent Illusion A Very Persistent Illusion

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  • Death of a Shipbuilder Death of a Shipbuilder

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  • The Bleak Midwinter The Bleak Midwinter

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  • Fire Fire

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  • The Plague Road The Plague Road

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  • A Masterpiece of Corruption A Masterpiece of Corruption

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  • The Herring Seller’s Apprentice The Herring Seller’s Apprentice

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  • Ten Little Herrings Ten Little Herrings

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