Tag: Inspector Appleby

Appleby Talks Again

Appleby Talks Again by Michael Innes (Victor Gollancz, 1956) audiobook read by Matt Addis (Brilliance Audio, 2015) A pleasantly diverting collection of murder mystery tales. Appleby has more prominence and presence in the short form, though many of these stories give the impression of being little more than too-good-to-throw-away ideas that Innes dismissed as lacking substance for a novel.

Death at the President’s Lodging

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.