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Publication Order of Inspector Appleby Books

Death at the President's Lodging aka Seven Suspects (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet, Revenge! (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lament for a Maker (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop Pressaka The Spider Strikes (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Vanguard (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Came Both Mist and Snow aka A Comedy of Terrors (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby on Ararat (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Daffodil Affair (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weight of the Evidence (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby's End (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Night of Errors (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Pax aka The Paper Thunderbolt (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Private View aka One-Man Show / Murder Is an Art (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Plays Chickenaka Death On a Quiet Day (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Farewell (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hare Sitting Up (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silence Observed (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Connoisseur's Case aka The Crabtree Affair (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bloody Wood (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby At Allington aka Death By Water (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Family Affair aka Picture of Guilt (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death at the Chase (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Awkward Lie (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Open House (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby's Answer (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby's Other Story (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gay Phoenix (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ampersand Papers (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sheiks and Adders (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby and Honeybath (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carson's Conspiracy (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby and the Ospreys (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Inspector Appleby Collections

Appleby Talking (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Talks (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Talks Again (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Intervenes (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Appleby File (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Talks About Crime (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charles Honeybath Books

The Mysterious Commission (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honeybath's Haven (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Mullion's Secret (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby and Honeybath (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Staircase In Surrey Books

as J.I.M. Stewart
Young Pattullo (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gaudy (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memorial Service (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Madonna of The Astrolabe (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Term (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

From London Far aka The Unsuspected Chasm (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Happened At Hazlewood? (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journeying Boy aka The Case of the Journeying Boy (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Candleshoe (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Sea aka Death By Moonlight (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Hall, New Hall aka A Question of Queens (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Use Of Riches (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Sonia Wayward aka The Case of Sonia Wayward (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Acre of Grass (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Money From Holme (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aylwins (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Tresilians (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Change of Heir (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanderlyn's Kingdom (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mungo's Dream (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andrew and Tobias (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going It Alone (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Villa in France (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Open Prison (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naylors (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Palace of Art (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark Lambert's Supper (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Won The Pools (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guardians (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avery's Mission (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of J.I.M. Stewart Short Story Collections

The Bridge at Arta (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Aunt Christina (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parlour Four (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cucumber Sandwiches (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Cucumber Sandwiches, And Other Stories (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our England is a garden and other stories (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridge At Arta And Other Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridge at Arta (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Aunt Christina (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parlour Four (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cucumber Sandwiches (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Wrote Detective Stories (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

James Joyce (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thomas Love Peacock (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eight Modern Writers (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Character and Motive in Shakespeare (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rudyard Kipling (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joseph Conrad (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shakespeare's Lofty Scene (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myself and Michael Innes: A Memoir (As: J.I.M. Stewart) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Educating the emotions (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Unholy Night(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael Innes was one of the greater writers who have ever lived. His real name was John Innes Mackintosh Stewart and he was born on September 30, 1906.He died in the year 1994.Micheal Innes took his education from the academy of Oriel College and Edinburgh located in Oxford. He did his B.A. Honours in English in the year 1928 and the nest two years he spent by visiting Austria and Germany. Michael has worked diligently on the translation of Montaigne’s Essays in the year 1929 for which he got the prestigious Fraser scholarship by Oriel.

In the year 1929, Michael joined the Leeds University. Michael Innes wrote “Death at the President’s Lodging” in just six weeks. This was an enthralling and exclusive books written by Michael Innes and was published in the year 1936.Although he later wrote under his name, but as far as his work is concerned he is better known by his pseudonym, Innes.

The contribution made by Michael Innes is incredible in the world of English Literature as he is the greatest classic crime fiction writers giving 45 novels in his career of 50 years.

It is very surprising to know that Michael Innes had a career in police too. Michael married Judith and he always wanted to become a farmer after his retirement. At this time of his career, Michael wrote a number of stand-alone mysteries and we also see the appearance of Appleby as the assistant commissioner of police at none other than the famous Scotland Yard.

Death at the President’s lodging

This book is based on the murder of the president. An inspector by the name of Appleby is called at St. Anthony’s College. The president has been murdered in his lodging in this college. Everybody is taken by surprise when they come to know that the President was killed by only those people who had the opportunity to visit the most popular place the Orchard ground. This Orchard ground is locked at night and the keys for this ground are only with the fellows of the college.

Hamlet, Revenge!

This book is about the murder of Lord Chancellor of England. The murder takes place at the climax of a presentation of Hamlet where the character of Polonius is very important. The names of some of the very popular names in the country are mentioned by inspector Appleby which unearths the grave suspicion.

Appleby’s End

This story is based on the one of the inspectors who works in a detective agency. Applebys End is a popular station in Scotland Yard where the said inspector happens to get down from the train. got down from the train. This is not the only thing which comes as a coincidence and the event which takes place later are all related to stories by the famous Victorian novelist Ranulph Raven. There are many interesting things in this story like the marble effigies taking the place of animals, people getting the tombstones which are telling them that they would die.

The Daffodil Affair

This story is based on the horse by the name of Daffodil. This horse belongs to inspector Appleby’s aunt who gets highly disappointed when she comes to know that her horse is missing from her stable which is located in Harrogate. This horse is gifted and has very good numerical skills. Then there is an instance in the story where a young girl is enticed and taken to an undisclosed isle by a gentleman. In addition, there is also an episode where a haunted house in Bloomsbury goes missing due to which the policemen are in a state of shock and they start searching for a connection. In the end, the Appleby and Hudspeth are able to know the whereabouts of Daffodil and Lucy and we found them indulged in an exciting project which leads them to a jungle in South America.

Writing style of Michael Innes

Michael Innes had his own style of writing. His writing was colorful as well as urbane which is not usual as far as crime fictions concerned. His writing style also involved heavy dialogues along with verbal exchanges and characters which were well rounded. The usual whodunit plot was never a part of the writing style of Michael Innes. As far as the creation of the fresh and non-stereotyped character was concerned Michael got success with the writing of his famous book “Appleby” which also made him capable of making a niche for himself in the detective fiction work.

Another great work of Michael Innes is “Stop Press” which was published in 1939.This book is interesting as the main character of the story is a writer who has written 37 books about a good guy known as The Spider who becomes a criminal. Eventually, the author is feeling sick of his own work and wants to kill himself. However, he cannot do so as there are many people who depend on his creation. The sister of Appleby, Patricia is a popular character in this story.
Around the World War II and afterward the Cold War Innes wrote many novels which had secret formulae, spies and long chases around the areas of Scotland and Ireland. As far as the knowledge of art is concerned Michael Innes has able to prove it in his Honey bath novels. Appleby is one of the main characters used by Michael Innes as no other character could replace him.

After this, we have “Christmas at Candle shoe” written by Michael Innes. In this story, Disney is showing buying the Candle shoe as a vehicle for Jodie Foster. The boy hero in this story is changed to a girl.

Thus we see that Michael Innes is a fantastic and extraordinary writer in the history of crime fiction. He always won the heart of his fans with the ambiance, characters and the deep suspicion in his stories. The majority of the books written by Michael Innes is in a class of their own and involves you from the inner core of your heart. You actually feel that you are one of the characters as the message conveyed by Michael Innes is very deep. If you really want to go for crime fictions then Michael Innes is the ideal choice.

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