Books by Lynne Truss

A SHOT IN THE DARK by Lynne Truss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"As in Cat out of Hell (2015), Truss piles up ingenious plot twists, preposterous coincidences, snarky asides, and characters out of P.G. Wodehouse, this time replacing her murderous felines with a setup out of the genre's golden age. Readers who can suspend their disbelief are in for quite a workout."
The shooting of an acerbic reviewer during the premiere of a play at the Theatre Royal opens endless avenues of investigation for the incompetents of the Brighton Constabulary in this effervescent farce. Read full book review >
CAT OUT OF HELL by Lynne Truss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"A Chinese box of anti-narrative that reads like M.R. James on bad acid with a laugh track, complete with demonic cats, murderous librarians and badly overmatched amateur sleuths."
Punctuation czar Truss (The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!, 2007, etc.) turns her very special talents to a cat mystery with a twist: The cats are culprits rather than sleuths or mascots.Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The final spread shows each of the previous pages in miniature with short explanations of the grammatical terms and issues. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Truss follows up her hilarious guide to comma placement with a sequel focusing on the trickier concept of apostrophes. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Elementary-school teachers will love this lighthearted but instructive effort, as will their students, who will never look at a comma again in quite the same way. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
The title of this clever, creative commentary on commas is the same as the author's bestselling grammatical guide for adults, but the concept here is quite different. Read full book review >