Photo; (c) Sam Peach
L C Tyler was born in Southend, Essex, and educated at Southend High School for Boys, Jesus College Oxford and City University London. After university he joined the Civil Service and worked at the Department of the Environment in London and Hong Kong. He then moved to the British Council, where his postings included Malaysia, Thailand, Sudan and Denmark.
Since returning to the UK he has lived in Sussex and London, and was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for eleven years. He is now a full time writer.
His first novel, The Herring Seller's Apprentice, was published by Macmillan in 2007, followed by A Very Persistent Illusion, Ten Little Herrings, The Herring in the Library and Herring on the Nile.
The first book in a new historical series, A Cruel Necessity, was published by Constable and Robinson in November 2014.
Crooked Herring, the fifth book in the Ethelred and Elsie series was published by Allison and Busby in September 2014. Earlier books in the series are being republished by Allison and Busby during the course of 2015.
L C Tyler has also published short stories in various anthologies and magazines, and written occasional articles for newspapers.
He is Chair of the Crime Writers Association and is represented by David Headley at the DHH literary agency.