By L. C. Tyler
Once we final observed Ethelred Tressider, he used to be pulling a disappearing act, wanting to pack in his occupation as a mediocre mystery-writer, and satisfied to go away his (deservedly) lengthy soreness agent, Elsie, conserving the bag. yet any bag that Elsie holds will quickly be brimful of candies, and as Ten Little Herrings opens, she is monitoring Ethelred to a run-down French resort web hosting a stamp-collectors convention.
A homicide (quelle surprise!) ensues, and, because the name (a nod to Agatha Christie's well-known Ten Little Indians) indicates, the whole lot becomes a blissfully humorous parody of vintage British crime fiction.
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Check it for poison, though. And probably stand up while you’re eating. Also, damnation, make sure it’s chocolate. Vanilla is a bullshit hero flavor and you know it. ) WORST PRACTICE IN ACTION: Kraven Buries His Enemy There was this one time that Kraven the Hunter shot Spider-Man and buried him. Like, beat him cold. It was amazing. Kraven’s response was a little odd; he dressed up as Spider-Man and went around the city trying to prove he was better in every conceivable way. But, hey, it’s a form of gloating.
Can I . . hey, can I leave now, King? I cooperated! I told my secret! I retired from this supervillain stuff! You can’t leave me down here! Come on! Why are you doing th—” So there you have it! A simple way to keep teenagers from making you a laughing stock, unless you’re dumb enough to tell everyone who was anyone in supervillainy about it in a book they’re all going to read. You deserve to be in there, Comptroller, you teenage-beating-taking idiot. * You’re not really that shocked, are you? Consider the source, folks.
Second, they’re unionized. • You’ve got to lay your head somewhere. It’s preferable that place also have a giant throne made of skulls and an escape hatch. • The grander your evil schemes and dastardly plans, the more likely you are to make a mark. • You will get punched in the face. You will go to jail. You will die and come back to life . . probably multiple times. These come with the job. Deal with it. Short of me reducing every glossary definition and timeline entry down to a few letters, that’s a pretty thorough summary.