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Publication Order of Inspector Appleby Books

Death at the President's Lodging / Seven Suspects (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet, Revenge! (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lament for a Maker (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop Press / The Spider Strikes (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Vanguard (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Came Both Mist and Snow / 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 / The Paper Thunderbolt (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Private View / One-Man Show / Murder Is an Art (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby Plays Chicken / 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 / The Crabtree Affair (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bloody Wood (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appleby At Allington / Death By Water (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Family Affair / 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 / The Unsuspected Chasm (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Happened At Hazlewood? (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journeying Boy / The Case of the Journeying Boy (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Candleshoe (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Sea / Death By Moonlight (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Hall, New Hall / A Question of Queens (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Use Of Riches (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Sonia Wayward / 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 a Scottish novelist, born John Innes Mackintosh Stewart on September 30, 1906. He passed away 1994.

Mr. Innes was educated at Edinburgh Academy and then Oriel College, Oxford. He did his B.A. Honours in English in 1928 and spent the next two years in Austria and Germany to study Freudian psychoanalysis. After his first book, an edition of Florio’s translation of Montaigne, he was offered a lecture chair at University of Leeds.

In 1932, he married Margaret Hardwick, who was a doctor. They eventually had five children, one of whom was also a novelist (Angus).

In 1936, while Professor of English at University of Adelaide, he wrote his first mystery, ‘Death at the President’s Lodging’. His second, ‘Hamlet Revenge’, established his reputation as an entertaining and talented writer.

After 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’, notable for highly effective comedic use of an Irish setting. Following that, he was a Reader in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, and retired from there in 1973.

The contribution of Michael Innes is incredible in the world of English Literature, as he is one of the greatest classic crime fiction writers. Between 1936 and 1986, he published close to fifty crime novels and short story collections.

His most well-known detective is Sir John Appleby, first met in Death at the President’s Lodging as a Detective Inspector at Scotland Yard. Appleby is tasked with solving the murder of Professor Umpleby, president of St. Anthony’s College, shot in his lodgings.

It soon becomes evident that the only people with motive to murder him are the only people who had opportunity, because the lodgings are locked at night and only Fellows of the College have keys. Appleby features in many novels and short stories, eventually becoming Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Other novels feature portrait artist and Royal Academician, Charles Honeybath, a sleuth who is an amateur but very effective. These two detectives meet in Appleby and Honeybath. Later stories feature Appleby’s son Bobby as a detective.

Michael Innes was an extraordinary writer of crime fiction who won the hearts of his fans with ambiance, characters, and the creative plot twists of his stories. His work is still highly regarded.

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