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Innes, Michael 1906-1994

Works: 219 works in 1,545 publications in 9 languages and 26,843 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6037.T466, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Innes
Most widely held works by Michael Innes
Appleby and the Ospreys by Michael Innes( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clusters, a great country house, is troubled by bats, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their guests, who include first rate detective Sir John Appleby. In the matter of bats, Appleby is indifferent, but he is soon faced with a real challenge - the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an ornate dagger in the library
Appleby and Honeybath by Michael Innes( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Appleby and Charles Honeybath investigate a missing corpse
Carson's conspiracy by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going it alone by Michael Innes( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gilbert Averell exchanged passports with his friend George, alias Prince de Silistrie, he never dreamt of such sinister activities as attempted murder, blackmail, kidnapping, bank robbery and arson
The Ampersand papers by Michael Innes( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Appleby is strolling along a Cornish beach, he narrowly escapes being struck by a body falling down a cliff. The body is that of Dr Sutch, an archivist, and he has fallen from the North Tower of Treskinnick Castle, home of Lord Ampersand. Two possible motivations present themselves to Appleby - the Ampersand gold, treasure from an Armada galleon; and the Ampersand papers, valuable family documents that have associations with Wordsworth and Shelley
Sheiks and adders by Michael Innes( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When half of the guests at a charity masquerade fË#x86;te at Drool Court turn up dressed as sheiks, it must be more than pure coincidence. One of them is the real thing, however, and Sir John Appleby, master detective, discovers that he is in grave danger
Lord Mullion's secret by Michael Innes( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Old school chum, Charles Honeybath, who has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the Earl's wife, finds himself at the helm of a complex investigation involving ancestral works of art and a young under gardener, Swithin, who seems to possess the family features somewhat strikingly
An awkward lie by Michael Innes( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange - the first finger of the man's right hand is missing. A young girl approaches the scene and offers to watch the body whilst Bobby goes for help, but when he returns with the police in tow, the body and the girl are missing
Appleby's other story by Michael Innes( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a walk to Elvedon House, Sir John Appleby and Chief Constable Col. Pride are stunned to find that 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. Could the death be linked to the robbery of some paintings several years ago?
Appleby's answer by Michael Innes( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of detective novels, Priscilla Pringle, is pleased to find that she is sharing a railway compartment with a gentleman who happens to be reading one of her books - Murder in the Cathedral. He is military officer, Captain Bulkington, who recognises Miss Pringle and offers her £500 to collaborate on a detective novel. To everyone's surprise, Miss Pringle is rather taken with Captain Bulkington - is she out of her depth?
A change of heir by Michael Innes( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gadberry, 'resting actor', receives a mysterious invitation and a proposition that could lead him to enormous riches. Wealthy imbiber, Nicholas Comberford, wants George to impersonate him in order to secure a place in the will of a fabulously affluent great-aunt, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and won't allow any liquor in the place
The gay phoenix by Michael Innes( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tycoon, Charles Povey, is killed in a bizarre boating accident, his corrupt, look-alike brother, Arthur, adopts his identity and his financial empire. But the charade becomes complicated when one of Charles's many mistresses sees through the guise and blackmails Arthur. Enter retired detective, Sir John Appleby
Death at the President's lodging by Michael Innes( Book )

37 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Appleby is called to St Anthony's College, where the President has been murdered in his Lodging. Scandal abounds when it becomes clear that the only people with any motive to murder him are the only people who had the opportunity - because the President's Lodging opens off Orchard Ground, which is locked at night, and only the Fellows of the College have keys
The long farewell by Michael Innes( Book )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Packford, the great Shakespearean scholar, was thought to have discovered a book annotated by the Bard--but there is no trace of this valuable object when Packford apparently commits suicide. 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
Honeybath's haven by Michael Innes( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When portrait-painter and occasional detective, Charles Honeybath, pays a visit to his old friend Edwin Lightfoot, there are a few surprises in store. Edwin's irksome wife is packing her bags, while Edwin is indulging in an eccentric game of pretence--acting the part of a long-dead petty criminal named Flannel Foot. Days later, when Edwin disappears, Honeybath finds himself with a mystery to solve and some decisions to make about his life-- will he be lured by his intended haven?
The daffodil affair by Michael Innes( Book )

37 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman. Inspector Joh Appleby leder efter sin tantes hest Daffodil, som har særlige evner for tal; inspector Hudspith leder efter den ugen pige Lucy Rideout, og deres veje krydser hinanden hele tiden
Appleby's end by Michael Innes( Book )

40 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appleby's End was the name of the station where Detective Inspector John Appleby got off the train from Scotland Yard. But that was not the only coincidence. Everything that happened from then on related back to stories by Ranulph Raven, Victorian novelist--animals were replaced by marble effigies, someone received a tombstone telling him when he would die, and a servant was found buried up to his neck in snow, dead. Why did Ranulph Raven's mysterious descendants make such a point of inviting Appleby to spend the night at their house?"
Appleby on Ararat by Michael Innes( Book )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appleby and a small group of Commonwealthers are shipwrecked on a Pacific island inhabited by sinister archaeologists, German spies and transvestites. The scenery is spectacular, the conversation droll and civilized, but ominous events portend imminent disaster on this quiet refuge
Lament for a maker by Michael Innes( Book )

42 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Appleby of Scotland Yard investigates the puzzling death of Ranald Guthrie, a wealthy Scottish recluse
Candleshoe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost treasure, a missing heiress, and a disguised butler in a stately English home are combined in this comic mystery
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Appleby and the Ospreys
Alternative Names

controlled identityStewart, J. I. M. (John Innes Mackintosh), 1906-1994

Innes Mackintosh Stewart, John 1906-1994

Innes, Michael

Innes, Michael pseud

MacKintosh Stewart, J.I.

Mackintosh Stewart, John I. 1906-1994

Mackintosh Stewart, John Innes 1906-1994

Stewart, J. I. M.

Stewart, J.I.M. 1906-1994

Stewart, John I. 1906-1994

Stewart, John Innes Mackintosh 1906-1994

Stewart, John Innes Mickintosh

Stewart, John Mackintosh 1906-1994

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Appleby and HoneybathCarson's conspiracyGoing it aloneSheiks and addersLord Mullion's secretAn awkward lieAppleby's answerA change of heir