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Appleby's Other Story

(Sir John Appleby #28)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 - Alice Tytherton, flirtatious, younger wife of the deceased; Egon Raffaello, disreputable art dea ...more
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Published October 11th 2008 by House of Stratus (first published 1974)
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Leslie
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, owned
3.5*

A good country house murder mystery with retired Appleby still on the top of his form.
John
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The retired police detective John Appleby is lured by his old friend Tommy Pride, now the local Chief Constable, to visit the stately home Elvedon Court, ostensibly just for a social visit but in fact in connection with the theft of some of the house's paintings a few years back. When the pair get there, however, it's to discover that the owner, Maurice Tytherton, has been murdered. Pride ropes Appleby in to perform a kind of informal investigation of the case, paralleling that of the cops.

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Jeff Keehr
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
A seedy aristocrat, Maurice Tytherton, gets murdered and Sir John Appleby is on hand to unravel the crime. Written when Innes was 68 years old. A good read but not nearly dramatic enough for me. 12-22-95
Littlelixie
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
These books are amazingly wordy with double negatives aplenty and sentences that seem to strangle themselves and leave you gasping for breath. Despite that the story is good and the characters are well described.

One final thing - You'll only understand the title when you get to the end...
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Michael Innes was the pseudonym of John Innes MacKintosh (J.I.M.) Stewart (J.I.M. 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 19
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