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by Michael Innes

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Michael Innes
ISBN: 0140068864
ISBN13: 978-0140068863
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (July 3, 1984)
Pages: 288
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Innes wrote a plethora of Sir John Appleby books, will try another to see if he improves.

Innes wrote a plethora of Sir John Appleby books, will try another to see if he improves. I want to like them, find another vein of Golden Era detective fiction. The murder of a university president forms the basis of this version of a locked room mystery. I found the beginning slow going, mostly due to Innes' style of prose. However, once I became accustomed to the style & the plot began to unfold, the story quickly engrossed me. I don't think February 2017 - I found this less slow this time around and more fun!

John Appleby was born in 1907 or 1908 (in Silence Observed he states that his age is. .Sir John Appleby Series. 36 primary works, 37 total works. Book 7. Appleby On Ararat.

John Appleby was born in 1907 or 1908 (in Silence Observed he states that his age is fifty-three)  . John Appleby was born in 1907 or 1908 (in Silence Observed he states that his age is fifty-three). He first appeared as a youthful Detective Inspector in Death at the President’s Lodging in 1936 and retired from Scotland Yard just after World War II. He then reappeared as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, now with a knighthood; and, despit. ore.

John Innes Mackintosh Stewart HFRSE (30 September 1906 – 12.Death at the President's Lodging (1936) (also known as Seven Suspects).

John Innes Mackintosh Stewart HFRSE (30 September 1906 – 12 November 1994) was a Scottish novelist and academic. He is equally well known for the works of literary criticism and contemporary novels published under his real name and for the crime fiction published under the pseudonym of Michael Innes. Many devotees of the Innes books were unaware of his other "identity", and vice versa. The best-known of Innes's detective creations is Sir John Appleby, who is introduced in Death at the President's Lodging, in which he is a Detective Inspector at Scotland Yard.

Penguin Books (June 1, 1983). Three great novels by Michael Innes in one collection. This subset of his mystery novels is undoubtedly a byproduct of the many years that Michael Innes (whose real name was John Innes Mackintosh Stewart) spent laboring in the halls of academia.

Sir John Appleby is a fictional detective created by Michael Innes in the 1930s who appeared in many novels and short stories. Appleby had perhaps the longest career of any of the great detectives. In Silence Observed he states that his age is fifty-three, which, if the action of the book takes place in the year of publication, would mean that he was born in 1907 or 1908. This is contradicted in The Gay Phoenix where he says that he was twenty-nine when he married

INSPECTOR SIR JOHN APPLEBY MYSTERY Series: Main Character: John Appleby, Scotland Yard.

INSPECTOR SIR JOHN APPLEBY MYSTERY Series: Main Character: John Appleby, Scotland Yard. Seven Suspects ’36 (aka Death at the President’s Lodging). CHARLES HONEYBATH MYSTERY Series: Main Character: Charles Honeybath, Scotland Yard.

During a walk to Elvedon House, palatial home of the Tythertons, Sir John Appleby and Chief Constable Colonel .

During a walk to Elvedon House, palatial home of the Tythertons, Sir John Appleby and Chief Constable Colonel Pride are stunned to find a police van and two cars parked outside. Wealthy Maurice Tytherton has been found shot dead, and Appleby is faced with a number of suspects – Alice Tytherton, flirtatious, younger wife of the deceased; Egon Raffaello, disreputable art dealer; and the prodigal son, Mark Tytherton, who has just returned from Argentina.

The complete series list for - A Sir John Appleby Mystery Michael Innes. Michael Innes Series List. A Sir John Appleby Mystery. Series List:38 titles. Genre: All Suspense Mystery Hard-Boiled General Fiction.

Sir John Appleby finds a mixed bag of suspects at the dead man’s house, who might all have a good motive for murder. The scholars and bibliophiles who were present might have been tempted by the precious document in Packford’s possession. And Appleby discovers that Packford had two secret marriages, and that both of these women were at the house at the time of his death. Lord Mullion’s Secret. At Mullion Castle, sumptuous stately home, we meet the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters, Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. This is contradicted in The Gay Phoenix where he says that he was twenty-nine when he married. He becomes engaged in Appleby's End, published 1945, which would mean that he was born in 1916.

The theatrically bizarre murder of an English university president provides Inspector Appleby of Scotland Yard with one of his most baffling cases
Comments to eBook Seven Suspects (A Sir John Appleby Mystery)
Yanthyr
My favorite Inspector Appleby mysteries take place in an academic setting. This subset of his mystery novels is undoubtedly a byproduct of the many years that Michael Innes (whose real name was John Innes Mackintosh Stewart) spent laboring in the halls of academia. Among the seats of learning where he taught are Queen's University in Belfast, and the universities of Oxford, Adelaide, and Leeds.
The author could not help but involve a legion of eccentric, pompous, and even murderous professors in the death of the president of St. Anthony's College (modeled after the colleges at Oxford University). Their academic spats and bumblings are a good part of what makes this book readable. Innes is wickedly funny when it comes to poking fun at the habits of his donnish colleagues and undergraduates.
"Seven Suspects" starts out as a locked room mystery where the only suspects are locked into the college grounds for the night. The president's body is found in his own library, but we gradually learn that the corpse was subject to a great deal of postmortem perambulation as his colleagues try to establish their own alibis and manufacture evidence that points to their academic enemies. Nothing is as it first seems, not even time of death.
A trio of undergraduates provides the comic relief as they chase one of the suspects (supposedly at an archeological dig in the Middle East) across the English countryside and finally deliver him to Inspector Appleby in a large wicker clothes basket (shades of Falstaff!).
As Inspector Appleby winds his way through the skeins of plot and counter-plot created by great intellects gone murderously askew, his intuition is played off against the rather unimaginative plodding of local Constable Dodd. Dodd is a bit of a dry stick compared to the irrepressible Appleby, who in his very first appearance in this mystery (published in 1936), is already showing signs of what his successor at Scotland Yard refers to as his 'waywardness.'
Enjoy Inspector John Appleby's literary debut for the hijinks of the undergraduates, the plots and counter-plots of their devious professors, and the erudite style of their donnish creator. The plot is overly complex, but it is brilliantly resolved and a lot of fun to read.
Gralsa
My favorite Inspector Appleby mysteries take place in an academic setting. This subset of his mystery novels is undoubtedly a byproduct of the many years that Michael Innes (whose real name was John Innes Mackintosh Stewart) spent laboring in the halls of academia. Among the seats of learning where he taught are Queen's University in Belfast, and the universities of Oxford, Adelaide, and Leeds.
The author could not help but involve a legion of eccentric, pompous, and even murderous professors in the death of the president of St. Anthony's College (modeled after the colleges at Oxford University). Their academic spats and bumblings are a good part of what makes this book readable. Innes is wickedly funny when it comes to poking fun at the habits of his donnish colleagues and undergraduates.
"Seven Suspects" starts out as a locked room mystery where the only suspects are locked into the college grounds for the night. The president's body is found in his own library, but we gradually learn that the corpse was subject to a great deal of postmortem perambulation as his colleagues try to establish their own alibis and manufacture evidence that points to their academic enemies. Nothing is as it first seems, not even time of death.
A trio of undergraduates provides the comic relief as they chase one of the suspects (supposedly at an archeological dig in the Middle East) across the English countryside and finally deliver him to Inspector Appleby in a large wicker clothes basket (shades of Falstaff!).
As Inspector Appleby winds his way through the skeins of plot and counter-plot created by great intellects gone murderously askew, his intuition is played off against the rather unimaginative plodding of local Constable Dodd. Dodd is a bit of a dry stick compared to the irrepressible Appleby, who in his very first appearance in this mystery (published in 1936), is already showing signs of what his successor at Scotland Yard refers to as his 'waywardness.'
Enjoy Inspector John Appleby's literary debut for the hijinks of the undergraduates, the plots and counter-plots of their devious professors, and the erudite style of their donnish creator. The plot is overly complex, but it is brilliantly resolved and a lot of fun to read.
Mr_Mix
The plot is unbelievably convoluted, and moves very slowly. I did finish it, but the explanation at the end of what actually happened is disappointingly improbable. I have liked some of Innes books, like The Secret Vanguard, and
An Awkward Lie. Apparently, his first three books (Seven Suspects, Hamlet Revenge!, Lament for a Maker) are somewhat similar in their very complicated plots. I have read Hamlet Revenge! and did not like it because of its slow and convoluted plot. I am going to skip Lament for a Maker and move on to some of his later books.
Nikobar
This is the first in a fantastic trio of books! (Seven Suspects, Hamlet Revenge!, and Lament for a Maker). Of the three, I think it's my favorite.
Skilkancar
This was supposed to be in "good" condition, but it arrived as anything but - so old and obviously not stored well - with a large number of pages badly crumpled, and the paper so dry it was falling to pieces, including the cover that was separating at the spine and crumbling in my hands as I unpacked it. Only kept it because the manuscript could be read. Not only disappointed, but surprised, as I have never had this problem before with any book I obtained directly from Amazon.
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