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Innes, Michael 1906-1994

Overview
Works: 233 works in 1,894 publications in 6 languages and 26,854 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery stories, English  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6037.T466, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Michael Innes
 
Most widely held works by Michael Innes
Appleby and the Ospreys by Michael Innes( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,004 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
The Ampersand papers by Michael Innes( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 795 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
Sheiks and adders by Michael Innes( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When half of the guests at a charity masquerade fete 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. When one of the pseudo-sheiks is murdered, Appleby finds himself in the midst of an international political crisis
Going it alone by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 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
Lord Mullion's secret by Michael Innes( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 686 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
Appleby's answer by Michael Innes( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 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 a 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 - but is she out of her depth?
An awkward lie by Michael Innes( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Sir John Appleby's son Bobby does most of the detecting in a classic situation of the disappearing corpse
Appleby's other story by Michael Innes( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A change of heir by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 540 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
Appleby's end by Michael Innes( Book )

49 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 535 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?"--Amazon.com
Death at the President's lodging by Michael Innes( Book )

33 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in English and held by 527 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 daffodil affair by Michael Innes( Book )

39 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 521 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 on Ararat by Michael Innes( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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
The gay phoenix by Michael Innes( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 515 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
The open house by Michael Innes( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Inspector Appleby's car breaks down on a deserted road one dark night, he happens upon an imposing mansion, whose windows are all illuminated. His sense of curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the front door is wide open
The long farewell by Michael Innes( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 508 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
The mysterious commission by Michael Innes( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
Honeybath's haven by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 498 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?
 
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Appleby and the Ospreys
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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 conspiracySheiks and addersGoing it aloneLord Mullion's secretAppleby's answerAn awkward lieA change of heir