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Lynne Truss
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a... show more

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I'm not an expert, but to me this book and its predecessor is just quintessentially English. I've been a fan of Truss' non-fiction for years, and always found her writing and wit excellent, and I genuinely enjoyed her first Constable Twitten book A Shot in the Dark. So I snapped up this sequel as s...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 2 years ago
Woo boy. This was not good. I think at one point I was going to DNF, but decided to just get done with it so I can throw it back from whence it came. An interesting synopsis does not a good book make. I was so happy to finish with this one I leaped into my next book. "Cat Out of Hell" follows a ma...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
I'm a fan of Lynn Truss' writing, though I haven't read all of it, and when this was announced it went on my wishlist because it's Lynn Truss *and* a mystery. It was only after I'd finished reading it that I discovered it's a novelisation of something she'd written for BBC Radio 4, so there are ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
Given the number of times I read parts of this book out loud to MT, and the fact that it didn't drive him nearly as crazy as it usually does when I did so, I should rate this book higher than I did. It's good: interesting, funny and informative. The title is 80% accurate but I'd argue that it's a...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
I've been a fan of Lynn Truss since I stumbled on Making the Cat Laugh over a decade ago, while on a trip in the UK. I've since read a number of her non-fiction titles, but A Certain Age was my first experience with her fiction writing. A Certain Age is actually a collection of 12 monologues sh...
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