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ISBN: 0575005076
Author: Michael Innes
Language: English
Publisher: Gollancz; First Edition edition (1971)
Pages: 192
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 339
Size Fb2: 1229 kb
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As Michael Innes, he published numerous mystery novels and short story collections, most featuring the Scotland Yard detective John Appleby.

As Michael Innes, he published numerous mystery novels and short story collections, most featuring the Scotland Yard detective John Appleby. Other books in the series. Sir John Appleby (1 - 10 of 36 books). Books by Michael Innes

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime.

Michael Innes wrote some of his best, most easily flowing suspense novels starring highly educated young men, and "An Awkward Lie" (1971) just happens to be about his famous serial detective Sir John Appleby's son, Robert Appleby "(successful scrum-half retired, and author o. .

Michael Innes wrote some of his best, most easily flowing suspense novels starring highly educated young men, and "An Awkward Lie" (1971) just happens to be about his famous serial detective Sir John Appleby's son, Robert Appleby "(successful scrum-half retired, and author of that notable anti-novel & Lumber Room'). Innes' young men are uniformly intelligent (one might even say intellectually arrogant), intrepid, and high-spirited.

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange - the first finger of the man's right hand is missing

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange - the first finger of the man's right hand is missing. A young girl approaches the scene and offers to watch the body while Bobby goes for help, but when he returns with the police in tow, the body and the girl are missing. Used availability for Michael Innes's An Awkward Lie.

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Prep would be almost over, and in the next quarter of an hour he must make his rendezvous with Beadon and Walcot. But here, meanwhile, was the girl – miraculously proposing, it seemed,. to eat out of his hand. He glanced back through the door before closing it. Jakin and Lew were finishing their brandies at leisure; they had rather lost interest in their casual entertainer as soon as he had paid for this quite costly form of refreshment

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange – the first finger of the man's right hand is missing

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange – the first finger of the man's right hand is missing. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Year Published: 2011.

An Awkward Lie. Sir John Appleby’s son, Bobby, assumes his father’s detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange – the first finger of the man’s right hand is missing

An Awkward Lie. When Bobby finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange – the first finger of the man’s right hand is missing. An assorted party of guests have gathered at Charne, home of Charles Martineau and his ailing wife, Grace, including Sir John Appleby and his wife, Judith.

An Awkward Lie 1971 2. While Appleby is strolling along a Cornish beach, he narrowly escapes being struck by a body falling down a cliff.

An Awkward Lie 1971 26. The Open House 1972 27. Appleby’s Answer 1973 28. Appleby’s Other Story 1974 29. The Appleby File 1975 30. The Gay Phoenix 1976 3. The body is that of Dr Sutch, an archivist, and he has fallen from the North Tower of Treskinnick Castle, home of Lord Ampersand. Bobby’s famous detective father is their first port of call; The Ascham – an abandoned car on a narrow lane intrigues Appleby and his wife, but even more intriguing is the medieval castle they stumble upon.

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Kakashkaliandiia
Michael Innes wrote some of his best, most easily flowing suspense novels starring highly educated young men, and "An Awkward Lie" (1971) just happens to be about his famous serial detective Sir John Appleby's son, Robert Appleby "(successful scrum-half retired, and author of that notable anti-novel `The Lumber Room')." Innes' young men are uniformly intelligent (one might even say intellectually arrogant), intrepid, and high-spirited. They tend to actively seek adventure rather than waiting for adventure to stumble over them---although, in "An Awkward Lie" Bobby Appleby does the stumbling---over a body on a golf course.

He and a strange young woman both come upon a murdered man in a sand trap, and she agrees to stay put while Bobby runs off to phone the police. When Bobby and the police return to the crime scene, both the young woman and the body have disappeared.

Bobby's blood is up. He had taken a liking to the young woman, and believes her to be kidnapped by the same criminals who stole the body. He also thinks he might have recognized the corpse as one of his former middle school teachers. So, off he goes with hardly a word to the police, or his famous detective-father.

This rather ordinary (for Michael Innes) detective-thriller is notable for two scenes: the first where Bobby attempts to declare his affection for the young woman he met on the golf course, amidst the gigantic pipes of his school's antique septic system; the second occurs on the moonlit downs near the school, as Bobby and his new love close in on the bad guys, who are hiding out in an archeological excavation of an Iron Age chieftain's barrow.

Michael Innes is one of the finest, most unjustly neglected authors from the British Golden Age of Mystery. If you haven't already discovered him, try starting with The Case of the Journeying Boy, or his very literate Appleby mystery, Hamlet, Revenge! (Inspector Appleby Mystery).
Runemane
This is my first Michael Innes novel. As an American who was born after this novel was published, I worried I might be in over my head. After all, British writers from this era are notorious for sprinkling their novels with phrases in Latin and French and for their liberal use of quaintly archaic slang, not to mention the quoting of Shakespeare and other beloved English poets. This book has all of those things, but I found it perfectly readable. (In fact, I did Google one or two things, but more out of curiosity than necessity.)

The story moves along rapidly. I consumed it easily in one rainy lazy day. I understand that Innes filled some of the other Appleby novels with perhaps an excessive number of suspects. Not so with this one. It's more an action thriller than a true detective novel (after all, Bobby Appleby, unlike his dad, is no true detective). I might even credit the hero with more good luck than good sense.

Overall an enjoyable read.

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