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.
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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. Innes was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, where he was presented with the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize and named a Bishop Frazer's scholar. After graduation, he went to Vienna to study Freudian psychoanalysis for a year and following his first book, an edition of Florio's translation of 'Montaigne', was offered a lectureship at the University of Leeds. In 1932 he married Margaret Hardwick, a doctor, and they subsequently had five children including Angus, also a novelist. The year 1936 saw Innes as Professor of English at the University of Adelaide, during which tenure he wrote his first mystery story, 'Death at the President's Lodging'. With his second, 'Hamlet Revenge', Innes firmly established his reputation as a highly entertaining and cultivated writer. After the end of World War II, he returned to the UK and spent two years at Queen's University, Belfast, where in 1949 he wrote the 'Journeying Boy', a novel notable for the richly comedic use of an Irish setting. He then settled down as a Reader in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, from which he retired in 1973. Innes's most famous character is 'John Appleby', who inspired a penchant for donnish detective fiction that lasts to this day. His other well-known character is 'Honeybath', the painter and rather reluctant detective, who first appeared in 1975 in 'The Mysterious Commission'. The last of the Innes novels, 'Appleby and the Ospreys', was published in 1986, some eight years before his death in 1994. His work is still very highly regarded and 'Appleby's End' and 'The New Sonia Wayward' were chosen by H.R.F. Keating as being amongst the best 100 crime novels ever written. The 'Times Literary Supplement' said of him: 'A Master - he constructs a plot that twists and turns like an electric eel: it gives you shock upon shock and you cannot let go.Review:
"Yet another surprising firework display of wit and erudition and ingenious invention." --Guardian
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Descrizione libro Chivers Press, England, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1983. LARGE PRINT VERY GOOD, with a VERY GOOD dust-jacket with the tiniest of marks/scuffs/creases that are pretty hard to notice. Why on Amazon do many sellers not describe their actual book? Buy with confidence from an old established Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop Maynard & Bradley in the centre of Leicester PBFA(now relapsed) and CAMBO members for many years. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks and Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard and Bradley CAMBO and PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. 0116 253 2712 Size: 150 x 230 mm. 305 pages. Item Type: Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0851192181. ISBN/EAN: 9780851192185. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15255. Codice libro della libreria 15255