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Author: Michael Innes
ISBN: 1842327569
Pages: 434 pages
Publisher: House of Stratus (September 23, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Mystery
Size ePUB: 1855 kb
Size Fb2: 1908 kb
Size DJVU: 1122 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 860
Format: rtf lit azw mbr
Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book Stop Press: The Spider Strikes (Inspector Appleby) epub download

by Michael Innes



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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. In fact if a mysterious prankster called the Spider is substituted for Rineheart's Bat--well, Innes adds unique touches of his own to a weekend in the British countryside gone awry. Popular author, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally clever private investigator in later ones.

An early Michael Innis crime mystery with Inspector Appleby. This certainly is not a book for everyone

An early Michael Innis crime mystery with Inspector Appleby. Famous writer Richard Eliot has written numerous detective novels, featuring The Spider, a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally canny private investigator in later ones. This certainly is not a book for everyone. While I loved it, you may hate it.

Redirected from Inspector Appleby). Sir John Appleby is a fictional detective created by Michael Innes in the 1930s who appeared in many novels and short stories. Appleby had perhaps the longest career of any of the great detectives. In Silence Observed he states that his age is fifty-three, which, if the action of the book takes place in the year of publication, would mean that he was born in 1907 or 1908.

Professor of English. 1 John Appleby series. Stop Press (1939) (also known as The Spider Strikes). Appraisal of each of Innes's books. Michael Innes on IMDb. The Secret Vanguard (1940). There Came Both Mist and Snow (1940) (also known as A Comedy of Terrors).

Famous writer, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally canny private investigator in later ones

Famous writer, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally canny private investigator in later ones. But when he comes to life - first to burgle an odd neighbour, then to harass the Eliot family, and finally to attend his own 'birthday party' - Inspector John Appleby is sent to investigate.

The Spider Strikes · Inspector Appleby. Famous writer, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally canny private investigator in later ones. But when he comes to life - first to burgle an odd neighbour, then to harass the Eliot family, and finally to attend his own 'birthday party', Inspector John Appleby is sent to investigate.

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Flag as Inappropriate. He was born in 1907 or 1908 (in Silence Observed he states that his age is fifty-three). He first appeared as a youthful Detective Inspector from Scotland Yard in Death at the President's Lodging (Seven Suspects in the United States) in 1936.

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Inspector Appleby is stranded on a very strange island, with a rather odd bunch of people – too many men, too few women (and one of them too attractive) cause a deal of trouble.

Famous writer, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally canny private investigator in later ones. But when he comes to life - first to burgle an odd neighbour, then to harass the Eliot family, and finally to attend his own 'birthday party' - Inspector John Appleby is sent to investigate.

Flarik
Bizarre Innesean plot told in the most elegant prose with the delicacy of Henry James. One can lose the plot line but be carried on by the hilarity of the conversations and his majestic manipulation of the language.
Qiahmagha
Michael Innes wrote a wonderful series of detective books. Inspector Appleby is a thoroughly delightful character. Start wherever you wish in the series as you can always go back and fill in with the earlier ones whenever you want to. I predict that will be immediately after you finish the first one you read.
Defolosk
"Stop Press" (1939), the fourth Detective Appleby mystery is basically a British comedy of manners wrapped inside a thriller about international arms dealers, enclosed in a whodunit that Mary Roberts Rineheart would have been proud to acknowledge. In fact if a mysterious prankster called the Spider is substituted for Rineheart's Bat---well, Innes adds unique touches of his own to a weekend in the British countryside gone awry.

Popular author, Richard Eliot, has written numerous detective novels, featuring 'The Spider', a daring, clever criminal in earlier books, and an equally clever private investigator in later ones. But when the Spider comes to life--first to burgle an eccentric neighbor, then to harass the author's family, and finally to attend his own birthday party-- Inspector John Appleby is called up from London by his sister (I believe this is the only Appleby novel in which she appears) to discover the fictional creature's mundane identity.

Inspector Appleby makes a dramatic entry into Rust Hall during a mysteriously contrived black-out and begins to sort out a very large cast of characters, including a psychiatrist, a growling ghost writer, feuding Oxford professors, Eliot's publisher, an actor, a ne'er-do-well brother, a herd of pigs, an art-collecting arms-dealer--well, the list goes on and on. I had to read "Stop Press" twice in order to fix its dramatis personae firmly in mind. It's not the best Appleby novel but it is certainly a most complex comedy of manners..

The mystery itself is cluttered with subplots, and the solution is rather contrived. Read "Stop Press" for its slowly building atmosphere of terror. Rust Hall and later, Shoon Abbey are lovingly detailed architectural monstrosities that serve as the brooding lairs of The Spider. One might even categorize this novel as 'Early Appleby Gothic.'
Sti
The book is excellently written, the prose is magnificent. In the 30's 40's and 50's people had fewer distractions like TV tarnsport etc. which gave them time to savour reading well written books. I must admit that I sometimes wished for a quicker pace in the story. On the other hand I thoroughly enjoyed the book
SlingFire
Not Innes's best. I felt like he was trying to hard to be amusing, and off-beat. But he's never ever bad.
Goldcrusher
If you haven't yet discovered Michael Innes, do it! Great yarns and a terrific way to build your vocabulary and knowledge of English literature.
VariesWent
In my opinion the finest example of the classical English detective story ( even if it is written by a Scotsman ). Crusty Oxford dons ( as told by one them ); two country house parties, not just one; endless complexities of plot; malicious academic verbal fencing... and of course a sufficiency of corpses. Lovely stuff if it's your period.
Leisure fun.