By L. C. Tyler
A mediocre mystery-writer, Ethelred Tressider has even much less curiosity in writing his books than his (dwindling) fan base has in examining them, and his agent, the pesky, nosy, vulgar, chocolate-chomping Elsie, has little interest in them in any respect. yet with a reputation like Ethelred, issues can continually worsen, and while Ethelred?s dishy ex-wife turns up useless they do. The case of the useless Dish is the main intriguing venture Elsie?s encounter in years, yet notwithstanding a lot she bullies Ethelred, he refuses to take a lot curiosity within the secret. And that loss of curiosity increases what could be known as a few tremendous attention-grabbing questions.
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The Herring-Seller's Apprentice: A Gripping Tale of Murder, Deceit and Chocolate (Ethelred & Elsie, Book 1) by L. C. Tyler