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Appleby At Allington Inspector Appleby Mysteries

Sir John Appleby dines one evening at Allington Park the Georgian home of his acuaintance Owain Allington who is new to the area His curios. Chief Inspector Appleby is retired and living in Dream Manor the house belonging to his wife s aristocratic family As part of the life of a retired gentleman he is expected to get to know his neighbors And one such neighbor is Olwain Allington owner of a stately estate In a curious twist of economic fortunes Allington used to belong to the Allington family for centuries then passed into the possession of the Osbornes and has only very recently been bought back by the current Allington a retired scientist So Appleby dines with Allington and the evening s entertainment includes a visit to the control tower of a son et lumiere installation where Appleby discovers a corpse This turns out to belong to a mentally impaired local with a strong interest in electricity So death by misadventure It would appear so but Appleby can t shake an uncomfortable premonition that there is something off about the setup at Allington For instance there is too much talk of a treasure in the lake On top of that Allington s nephew the unpleasant and unreliable Martin Allington seems to have been unaccountably delayed on his way to the parish fete Soon the corpses start to pile up all apparent accidents and Appleby becomes and convinced that there is foul play at hand

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O an end but just as Appleby is leaving they find a dead man electrocuted in the son et lumiŠre box which had been installed in the ground. Appleby at Allington by Michael Innes read October 2013A very English whodunit it reminded me of PD James Insp Dalgliish series especially the earlier ones very different to the Scandinavian whodunit genre No high tension here no scruffy police all very proper But still an enjoyable read

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Ity is aroused when Allington mentions his nephew and heir to the estate Martin Allington whose name Appleby recognises The evening comes t. Eh it passed the time


About the Author: Michael Innes

JIM Stewart He was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh Academy and Oriel College Oxford He was Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds from 1930 1935 and spent the succeeding ten years as Jury Professor of English at the University of Adelaide South Australia He returned to the United Kingdom in 1949 to become a Lecturer at the ueen's University of Belfast In 1949 he became a Student Fellow of Christ Church Oxford becoming a Professor by the time of his retirement in 1973 As JIM Stewart he published a number of works of non fiction mainly critical studies of authors including Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling as well as about twenty works of fiction and a memoir 'Myself and Michael Innes' As Michael Innes he published numerous mystery novels and short story collections most featuring the Scotland Yard detective John Appleby



10 thoughts on “Appleby At Allington Inspector Appleby Mysteries

  1. says:

    I've never read or listened to any of Michael Innes' books but I was very pleasantly surprised It was a lovely trip back to the country English house mystery with a slightly modern English detective a retired police inspector I'm not sure if this type of life ever really existed but I like to think so In fact if I get to pick what

  2. says:

    When Cromwell went around indecorously levelling aristocratic piles many of the unfortunate occupants buried their family heirlooms for later retrieval living in hope of the Restoration Some however did not survive to truffle it up and talk still persisted into the present day the middle twentieth century that secret burials of treasure lay

  3. says:

    Chief Inspector Appleby is retired and living in Dream Manor the house belonging to his wife's aristocratic family As part of the life of a retired gentleman he is expected to get to know his neighbors And one such neighbor is Olwain Allington owner of a stately estate In a curious twist of economic fortunes Allington used to belong to the A

  4. says:

    I had never read a Michael Innes JIM Stewart's pseudonym previously Prior to his death in 1994 he authored 33 Sir John Appleby mysteries This book was about 23rds of the way through the series The deconstruction of events was nicely constructed with subtle guidance throughout the book to the solution The book co

  5. says:

    uintessential English upper class country house mystery Intellectual sleuthing classical references recondite dialogue; village 'types' and upper class twits abound Holiday entertainment

  6. says:

    Eh it passed the time

  7. says:

    This one is a traditional puzzler in many respects aside from the intrusion of the electrical light show that is the son et lumiere one can easily see the whole thing transposed into the interbellum era of the golden age And yet in a way it isn't uite While there are a fair number of characters it never seems as though than a couple are flagged as potential suspects There seems to be a bit emphasis on how the crime was committed or even w

  8. says:

    Appleby at Allington by Michael Innes read October 2013A very English whodunit it reminded me of PD James' Insp Dalgliish series especially the earlier ones very different to the Scandinavian whodunit genre No high tension here no s

  9. says:

    I always enjoy a good mystery

  10. says:

    One of the better Inspector Appleby mystery series

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