A Night of Errors (Inspector Appleby Mysteries) (Paperback)

An ex-Scotland Yard inspector is pulled out of retirement to investigate a murder and a family's fiery legacy in this classic British mystery.

Sir John Appleby has left Scotland Yard behind to retire to the country--but there's no escaping crime. In the middle of a hot summer night, he is woken up by a phone call. Inspector Hyland of the Sherris Magna police is in dire need of assistance after a local baronet has been murdered . . .

Of course, it's far more complex than that. Authorities believe Sir Oliver Dromio was hit over the head with a revolver then burned in his study's fireplace. There's also the matter of Oliver's brothers. The late baronet was a triplet who lost his two brothers in a fire forty years ago. Was Oliver's murder an act of retribution?

Appleby makes his way to Sherris Hall where he gets caught up in a family's melodrama in a household teeming with legend and tragedy. Sifting through family secrets in squabbles, Appleby must smoke out a killer before they strike again . . .

Praise for Michael Innes and Inspector Appleby

"The author's ingenuity and wit are seemingly endless." --The Daily Telegraph

"Altogether a brilliant piece of work." --Birmingham Post

"Innes is in a class by himself when it comes to detective fiction." --The Times Literary Supplement
Michael Innes (1906-1994) was the pseudonym of John Innes MacKintosh "J.I.M." Stewart. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotlandeducated at Oxford, and taught English at universities in the UK and Australia. Writing as J.I.M. Stewart he published a number of scholarly works, mainly critical studies of authors, including Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling, as well as more than twenty works of fiction and a memoir. As Michael Innes, he published numerous mystery novels and short story collections, most featuring the Scotland Yard detective Inspector John Appleby.

Product Details ISBN: 9781504092296
ISBN-10: 1504092295
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: Inspector Appleby Mysteries