Saturday, 28 April 2012

He Who Laughs Last Wins the Last Laugh Longest

Congratulations to our own LC Tyler! Nominated for the Last Laugh Award for the very enjoyable Herring on the Nile. We're rooting for you, Len.

Praise for Herring on the Nile:

`a witty and wonderful pastiche of Agatha Christie's classic murder stories...Funny, with an intriguing mystery at its heart.' --Lancashire Evening Post

`Another rib-ticklingly funny take on the Agatha Christie canon...A real hoot.' --Peterborough Evening Telegraph and Northampton Chronicle and Echo

`...joyously entertaining...An outrageously clever parody of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and all those other masters of the whodunit, Herring on the Nile is the equivalent of a sparkling glass of champagne. Tyler's effortlessly funny - and yet seriously plotted - murder mystery combines a hilarious brand of cynical humour with the best-loved traditions of the golden age of crime fiction...Tyler uses Christie's classic Death on the Nile as his starting point but then turns the story into a dark and funny pastiche without losing the atmosphere, the sharp plotting and the delightful twists and turns of the original.'
--Lancashire Evening Post, Pam Norfolk

'Herring on the Nile is a wonderful tribute to Agatha Christie, and, at the risk of being hunted and tortured by Agatha Christie fans, far more fun than Death on the Nile. If you haven't read any L C Tyler books before you are in for a treat. The whole book is a joy - an intriguing mystery with some great characters. And the last paragraph is an utter delight.'
--Lizzie Hayes Euro Crime blog

I should add that this piece written by Len for Felony and Mayhem publishers will strike a chord with all of us and is definitely worth a read. And yes, I came across it by accident through a twitter link whilst browsing idly in the hope that my own novel would write itself in the meantime.


Frances Garrood said...

Congrats to Len! Everything crossed for you. And that piece really hits the writing nail on the head. Web Admin said...

Brilliant news, Len. I'm even training my few remaining strands of head-hair to be crossed for this one! Hoping you get it...

Len Tyler said...

Hi Aliya - that's quite a work of detection tracking all that down! Thank you so much - it's really kind of you.

Well done for spotting the F&M posting by the way. They've carried two or three pieces on/by me in the run-up to the US publication of Herring on the Nile.

Thanks, Matt and Frances for your good wishes. Fingers crossed indeed.

Tim Stretton said...

Well done, Len!

Let's hope the Herring has the success it deserves.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Len, I've been away from the blog world for the last few weeks and just now saw this. Mega congrats! Doesn't this mean that each and every one of your books has been listed for prizes?

Len Tyler said...

Thanks, Tim and Ann. Yes, I've been fortunate to have all of the Ethelred and Elsie series short-listed.