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  • Lord Mullion's Secret | Michael Innes

    Lord Mullion's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    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...

    connie says: "a real treat!"
  • Death at the President's Lodging: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Death at the President's Lodging: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    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.

    connie says: "must love brit academe 'tween the wars"
  • The Daffodil Affair: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    The Daffodil Affair: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Inspector John Appleby visits utopia in the deep jungles of South America - and tangles with a high spirited conspiracy. An eccentric English schoolgirl disappears, leaving a cryptic note.

    cynthia moore says: "Anodd mix of broad comedy and serious message"
  • What Happened at Hazelwood | Michael Innes

    What Happened at Hazelwood

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Lucy Paterson, Christopher Webster
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    The Simney family, of Hazlewood Hall, have a dubious history. Sir George Simney, who was travelling in Australia before the baronetcy fell to him, sleeps with a shotgun by his side. When he is found dead in the library, the Reverend Adrian Deamer will not rest until he has discovered who is responsible. This is an absorbing tale narrated by Simney's widow, Nicolette, and by young Harold, who has just joined the CID.

    Tex says: "Innes at his best!"
  • Appleby and Honeybath | Michael Innes

    Appleby and Honeybath

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Jeremy Clyde
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    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.

    Die Falknerin says: "Country house mystery with an artistic twist"
  • Hamlet, Revenge!: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Hamlet, Revenge!: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    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.

    Carol says: "A Marvellous Classic"
  • Hare Sitting Up: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 18 | Michael Innes

    Hare Sitting Up: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When a germ-warfare expert goes missing, his twin brother impersonates him as a cover-up, but for how long can this last? Inspector Appleby is sent on a series of wild goose chases, which take him to a preparatory school, to the estate of an eccentric earl, and to a remote Atlantic rock, before a truly shocking climax.Born in Edinburgh in 1906, the son of the city's Director of Education, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart wrote a highly successful series of mystery stories under the pseudonym Michael Innes.

  • Silence Observed | Michael Innes

    Silence Observed

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Respected Fine Art experts are deceived in one of the most intriguing murder cases Inspector Appleby has ever faced, beginning with Gribble, and a collector of forgeries whose latest acquisition is found to be a forged forgery! In the words of Appleby himself: 'Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. Just a little mad, for a start. Inclined, say, to unreasonable jokes in the course of business. But later - well, very mad indeed.'

    Marina says: "Very good Innes"
  • The Long Farewell: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    The Long Farewell: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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....

  • The Weight of Evidence: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    The Weight of Evidence: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Meteorites fall from the sky but seldom onto the heads of science dons in redbrick universities; yet this is what happens to Professor Pluckrose of Nestfield University. Inspector Appleby soon discovers that the meteorite was not fresh and that the professor's deckchair had been placed underneath a large, accessible tower - he already knew something of academic jealousies but he was to find out a great deal more.

    Carl Smith says: "Love it."
  • Christmas at Candleshoe: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Christmas at Candleshoe: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    When an American multi-millionaire is keen to buy an Elizabethan manor, she comes up against fierce opposition from a young boy, Jay, and his band of bowmen, who are prepared to defend the manor and its nonagerian owner against all comers. It seems likely that that behind a monumental, 17th-century carving, by the hand of Gerard Christmas, lies a hoard of treasure.

    Susan says: "Not An Appleby Book but an intriguing listen"
  • A Private View: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 13 | Michael Innes

    A Private View: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Sir John and Lady Appleby attend a memorial exhibition of the oils, gouaches, collages and trouvailles of artist Gavin Limbert, who was recently found shot, under very suspicious circumstances. As Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sir John is already interested, but he becomes even more intrigued when Limbert’s last masterpiece is stolen from the gallery under his very eyes.

    Susan C. says: "A real gem"
  • Appleby and the Ospreys: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Appleby and the Ospreys: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Raymond Adamson
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.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.

  • The Secret Vanguard | Michael Innes

    The Secret Vanguard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Successful minor poet, Philip Ploss, lives a peaceful existence in ideal surroundings, until his life is upset when he hears verses erroneously quoted as his own. Soon afterwards, he is found dead in the library with a copy of Dante's Purgatory open before him.

    Nancy J says: "Good World War II Espionage Tale"
  • Appleby at Allington: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Appleby at Allington: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Gordon Dulieu
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes. Sir John Appleby dines one evening at Allington Park, the Georgian home of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who is new to the area. The evening comes to an end but just as Appleby is leaving, they find a dead man - electrocuted in the son et lumihre box which had been installed in the grounds.

    Kathleen says: "quiet satire"
  • Appleby's End: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    Appleby's End: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Vincent Brimble
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.Appleby's End was the name of the station where Detective Inspector John Appleby got off the train from Scotland Yard.

    Carol says: "Highly Unusual Happenings"
  • A Night of Errors: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 11 | Michael Innes

    A Night of Errors: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    A gruelling night of shrouded motives and confused identities develops when the last of the Dromios is found murdered, with both of his hands burnt off. He was one of triplets, whose brothers had died in a fire forty years previously. Inspector Appleby wrenches the facts from a melodrama in which the final solution is written in fire.Born in Edinburgh in 1906, the son of the city's Director of Education, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart wrote a highly successful series of mystery stories under the pseudonym Michael Innes.

  • Sheiks and Adders: Appleby, Book 32 | Michael Innes

    Sheiks and Adders: Appleby, Book 32

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When half of the guests at a charity masquerade fête 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 if murdered, Appleby finds himself in the midst of an international political crisis.

  • Appleby Plays Chicken: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 16 | Michael Innes

    Appleby Plays Chicken: An Inspector Appleby Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    David was hiking across Dartmoor, pleased to have escaped the oppressively juvenile and sometimes perilous behaviour of his fellow undergraduates. As far as he could tell, he was the only human being for miles - at least, that is what he presumed when he found a dead man on top of the tor. Born in Edinburgh in 1906, the son of the city's Director of Education, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart wrote a highly successful series of mystery stories under the pseudonym Michael Innes.

  • The Ampersand Papers: An Inspector Appleby Mystery | Michael Innes

    The Ampersand Papers: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    2Ponds says: "Summary SOUNDED like it would be good"
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