Death at the President’s Lodging
by Michael Innes (Gollancz, 1936); audiobook read by Stephen Hogan (Audible, 2010)
Thoroughly ingenious if highly convoluted. Inspector Appleby makes little impression as a character but is active in investigating the murder and reflecting on possibilities. In audiobook form—a confoundedly soft recording!—the similarity between ‘Appleby’ and ‘Umpleby’ (the victim) proves rather distracting.