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Michael Innes (1906–1994)

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John Innes Mackintosh Stewart was born in Edinburgh. He attended Oxford where he studied English. He taught English in universities at the University of Adelaide, in South Australia. Stewart published novels, short stories, studies in literature, biographies, and plays. Under his name, he wrote vis mere scholarly works such as Character and Motive in Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and Thomas Hardy. As Michael Innes, he wrote over fifty detective novels with Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard in London as the main character. These titles include Death at the President's Lodging, The Journeying Boy, Lament for a Maker, Operation Pax, the Crabtree Affair and Silence Observed. Stewart died on November 12, 1994. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Michael Innes is the pen name of J. I. M. Stewart. J. I. M. Stewart wrote academic works on English Literature and novels under his own name, using the Michael Innes nom-de-plume for detective novels and broadcast scripts.

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Værker af Michael Innes

Death at the President's Lodging (1936) 683 eksemplarer
Hamlet, Revenge! (1937) 509 eksemplarer
Appleby's End (1945) 285 eksemplarer
Lament for a Maker (1938) 263 eksemplarer
There Came Both Mist and Snow (1940) 258 eksemplarer
The Daffodil Affair (1942) 255 eksemplarer
Operation Pax (1951) 230 eksemplarer
The Weight of the Evidence (1943) 221 eksemplarer
A Private View (1952) 219 eksemplarer
Hare Sitting Up (1959) 212 eksemplarer
The Long Farewell (1958) 211 eksemplarer
The Journeying Boy (1949) 211 eksemplarer
Appleby on Ararat (1941) 210 eksemplarer
The Secret Vanguard (1941) 206 eksemplarer
A Connoisseur's Case (1962) 202 eksemplarer
From London Far (1946) 192 eksemplarer
Death at the Chase (1970) 191 eksemplarer
Appleby at Allington (1968) 189 eksemplarer
The Man from the Sea (1955) 184 eksemplarer
An Awkward Lie (1971) 179 eksemplarer
The Ampersand Papers (1978) 175 eksemplarer
Appleby's Answer (1973) 173 eksemplarer
Death on a Quiet Day (1956) 171 eksemplarer
Christmas at Candleshoe (1953) 171 eksemplarer
The Bloody Wood (1966) 169 eksemplarer
Silence Observed (1961) 163 eksemplarer
A Night of Errors (1947) 163 eksemplarer
Appleby's Other Story (1974) 157 eksemplarer
The New Sonia Wayward (1960) 155 eksemplarer
Appleby and Honeybath (1983) 151 eksemplarer
Lord Mullion's Secret (1981) 143 eksemplarer
What Happened at Hazelwood (1946) 141 eksemplarer
The Open House (1972) 140 eksemplarer
The Mysterious Commission (1974) 136 eksemplarer
Sheiks and Adders (1982) 131 eksemplarer
The Gay Phoenix (1976) 123 eksemplarer
Honeybath's Haven (1977) 120 eksemplarer
Appleby and the Ospreys (1986) 113 eksemplarer
Carson's Conspiracy (1984) 110 eksemplarer
Money from Holme (1964) 107 eksemplarer
A Family Affair (1969) 107 eksemplarer
Eight Modern Writers (1963) 107 eksemplarer
Stop Press (1939) 106 eksemplarer
The Appleby File (1975) 105 eksemplarer
Old Hall, New Hall (1956) 101 eksemplarer
Appleby Talks (1954) 94 eksemplarer
The Gaudy (1974) 80 eksemplarer
Appleby Talks Again (1678) 72 eksemplarer
A Change of Heir (1966) 70 eksemplarer
Young Pattullo (1975) 52 eksemplarer
The Madonna of the Astrolabe (1977) 50 eksemplarer
Full Term (1977) 49 eksemplarer
A Memorial Service (1976) 48 eksemplarer
Michael Innes Omnibus (1983) 47 eksemplarer
Going It Alone (1718) 43 eksemplarer
Myself and Michael Innes: A Memoir (1987) 42 eksemplarer
A Use of Riches (1957) 41 eksemplarer
The Michael Innes treasury (1945) 32 eksemplarer
The Man Who Won the Pools (1961) 31 eksemplarer
The Last Tresilians (1963) 31 eksemplarer
Appleby Talks About Crime (2010) 23 eksemplarer
Andrew and Tobias (1980) 21 eksemplarer
Mungo's dream (1973) 18 eksemplarer
Avery's mission (1971) 18 eksemplarer
Rudyard Kipling (1966) 17 eksemplarer
A Villa in France (1982) 16 eksemplarer
James Joyce (1960) 16 eksemplarer
The Aylwins (1966) 15 eksemplarer
Parlour 4 and Other Stories (1986) 13 eksemplarer
Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography (1971) 12 eksemplarer
An Open Prison (1984) 9 eksemplarer
The Naylors (1985) 9 eksemplarer
Mark Lambert's Supper (1954) 9 eksemplarer
An Acre of Grass (1965) 9 eksemplarer
A Palace of Art (1972) 9 eksemplarer
Joseph Conrad (1968) 8 eksemplarer
The Guardians (1828) 8 eksemplarer
Vanderlyn's Kingdom (1968) 3 eksemplarer
Appleby's End | The Open House (1985) 2 eksemplarer
The Guardians 1 eksemplar
From London Far 1 eksemplar
Stop press 1 eksemplar
Vanderlyn's kingdom 1 eksemplar
A Matter of Goblins 1 eksemplar
The Appleby Affair 1 eksemplar
Death by Water [short story] (1975) 1 eksemplar

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English Country House Murders (1989) — Bidragyder — 489 eksemplarer
Swan Song (1947) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver460 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 400 eksemplarer
Blood on the Tracks (2018) — Bidragyder — 179 eksemplarer
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
Murder Most Scottish (1656) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
Murder On Christmas Eve (2017) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Verdict of 13 (1978) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime (2022) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Candleshoe [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 61 eksemplarer
Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition (1993) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Who Killed Father Christmas? and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2023) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Murder by the Seaside (2022) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Murder at the Races (1995) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Great detective stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Stories and poems (1970) — Introduktion — 19 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
My Favorite Mystery Stories (1960) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet. (1999) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Evening Standard Detective Book: Second Series (1951) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Three tales of Hamlet (1950) 7 eksemplarer
The Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1951) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Winter's Crimes 4 (1972) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Forfatter, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Det ligner mord. 10 moderne detektivhistorier — Forfatter, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar
The Second Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1952) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten (1969) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Stewart, John Innes MacKintosh
Andre navne
Stewart, J. I. M.
Innes, Michael
Fødselsdato
1906-09-30
Dødsdag
1994-11-12
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dødssted
Coulsdon, London, England, UK
Bopæl
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Uddannelse
Edinburgh Academy
Oxford University (Oriel College)
Erhverv
lecturer (English ∙ Leeds)
professor (English ∙ University of Adelaide)
lecturer (English ∙ Queen's University ∙ Belfast)
crime novelist
literary critic
Organisationer
Oxford University (fellow)
Detection Club
Agent
Owatonna Media (estate)
Kort biografi
Using the pseudonym of Michael Innes, the Scottish academic and literary critic J.I.M. Stewart published nearly 50 crime novels and short story collections known for their wit, exuberance, and "tongue-in-cheek propensity" for intriguing turns of phrase.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Michael Innes is the pen name of J. I. M. Stewart. J. I. M. Stewart wrote academic works on English Literature and novels under his own name, using the Michael Innes nom-de-plume for detective novels and broadcast scripts.

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Candleshoe, Michael Innes; jimroberts' review i Reviews reviewed (oktober 2010)

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A somewhat curious mystery, involving a body in a library that goes missing, as well as shady doings involving treasures in a musty country house library. Some fun elements in the book, including pastiches of auction catalogues and 18th century literature, but the mystery does sort of peter out in the end, and one does get a bit annoyed at the principal characters. I wasn't overly satisfied with how one villain got away with their loot. Not particularly recommended.
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EricCostello | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 22, 2024 |
also released as Mist and Snow - in UK
 
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Overgaard | 11 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2023 |
Martyn Ashmore believes that on one day each year an attempt is made on his life and one year it will be successful. On the day in question he meets Sir John Appleby, invites him to lunch and as they are about to enter the house a heavy piece of masonry falls between them. Although sceptical at first, Appleby decides to investigate further.

I had a big grin while reading this thoroughly enjoyable excursion into one of Sir John's loopier adventures which every now and then burst into a fit of giggles.… (mere)
 
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Robertgreaves | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 30, 2023 |
Originally published in 1937, Hamlet, Revenge! is the second novel to feature Inspector John Appleby as he investigates the murder of Lord Auldearn, the Lord Chancellor of England during an amateur production of Hamlet at the country house of the Duke of Horton. Appleby works closely with Giles Gott, who appeared in the first book of the series and keeps Appleby informed on the guests and family at the large country estate of Scamnum Court. Along with the murder, there is espionage and a mysterious puzzle to unravel.

I won’t be counting this book as one of my favorites of Innes as I found it rather too clever. Chock full of Shakespearan quotes, the actual plot was intricate but dense and moved very slowly. There was a large cast of characters to keep track of and they all seemed to have motive and opportunity. Overall I found the story rather pretentious, slightly amusing but not a book that I believe I will long remember.
… (mere)
 
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DeltaQueen50 | 19 andre anmeldelser | Nov 15, 2023 |

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