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Innes, Michael 1906-1994

Works: 204 works in 1,209 publications in 8 languages and 26,831 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery stories, English  Motion pictures 
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 )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 971 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 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every English mansion has a locked room, and Grinton Hall is no exception. The library has hidden doors and passages and a corpse. But when the corpse goes missing, Sir John Appleby and Charles Honeybath have an even more perplexing case on their hands - just how did it disappear when the doors and windows were securely locked? A bevy of helpful houseguests offer endless assistance, but the two detectives suspect that they are concealing vital information. Could the treasures on the library shelves be so valuable that someone would murder for them?
Carson's conspiracy by Michael Innes( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going it alone by Michael Innes( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 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 )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 731 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
Sheiks and adders by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 714 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
Lord Mullion's secret by Michael Innes( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 665 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
Hamlet, revenge! by Michael Innes( Book )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Seamnum Court, seat of the Duke of Horton, The Lord Chancellor of England is murdered at the climax of a private presentation of Hamlet, in which he plays Polonius. Inspector Appleby pursues some of the most famous names in the country, unearthing dreadful suspicion
Appleby's other story by Michael Innes( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 505 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
An awkward lie by Michael Innes( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appleby's son Bobby, who has played a part in both his father's last cases, here does most of the detecting in a classic situation of the disappearing corpse. Cosy mystery. Whodunit
Appleby's answer by Michael Innes( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 491 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?
A change of heir by Michael Innes( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gadberry, 'resting actor', packs his bags and heads for obscurity when the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he receives a mysterious invitation and a proposition that could lead to enormous riches
The long farewell by Michael Innes( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 462 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 gay phoenix by Michael Innes( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 458 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
Seven suspects by Michael Innes( Book )

34 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven mysteries from the creator of Father Brown. In 'The Man who shot the fox', the Reverend David East is murdered on his way to a picnic in the country. But why? Cosy mystery. Whodunit
Appleby on Ararat by Michael Innes( Book )

23 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 449 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
Honeybath's haven by Michael Innes( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 446 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?
Death at the chase by Michael Innes( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When master sleuth, Appleby, leaps over a stile during a country stroll, he is apprehended by an irate Martyn Ashmore, owner of the land on which Appleby has unwittingly trespassed. But when the misunderstanding is cleared up, eccentric, aged Ashmore reveals that he is in fear for his life - once every year, someone attempts to murder him
The daffodil affair by Michael Innes( Book )

29 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Appleby's aunt is most distressed when her horse, Daffodil, a somewhat half-witted animal with exceptional numerical skills, goes missing from her stable in Harrogate. Meanwhile, Hudspith is hot on the trail of Lucy Rideout, an enigmatic young girl has been whisked away to an unknown isle by a mysterious gentleman. And when a house in Bloomsbury, supposedly haunted, also goes missing, the baffled policemen search for a connection. As Appleby and Hudspith trace Daffodil and Lucy, the fragments begin to come together and an extravagant project is uncovered, leading them to South American jungle
Appleby's end by Michael Innes( Book )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appleby's End was the name of the station where Detective John Appleby got off the train from Scotland Yard. A coincidence? Perhaps, but coincidences came much too often and too fast. Cosy mystery. Whodunit
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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 conspiracyGoing it aloneSheiks and addersLord Mullion's secretHamlet, revenge!An awkward lieAppleby's answer