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The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award

3 January 2017

The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2014.

The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the UK's largest specialist in signed and/or first edition books. The winner also receives a Bristol Blue Glass vase.

Crooked Herring by L.C. Tyler
Crime writer and reluctant sleuth Ethelred Tressider is handed his strangest case yet. Crime reviewer Henry Holiday is an unlikely murderer who's convinced he's killed somebody but doesn't know who or when. Worryingly, Crispin Vynall, another crime writer who Henry had been drinking with, has vanished. After agreeing to help, Ethelred received a death threat. His impervious agent Elsie Thirkettle encourages Ethelred to continue since it is well worth risking death in exchange for a few good reviews. The investigation takes him to a small downland village in Chichester and Crispin's attractive wife, Emma. Did Emma justifiably murder her philandering husband? Ethelred must circumvent the most crooked red herring of them all but can he do it without compromising himself?

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