Death at the President's Lodging : Inspector Appleby

  • by Michael Innes
  • Narrated by Stephen Hogan
  • Series: Inspector Appleby
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Available to download for the very first time, the first instalment of the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.
Inspector Appleby is called to St Anthony's College, where the president has been murdered in his lodging. Scandal abounds when it becomes clear that the only people with any motive to murder him are the only people who had the opportunity - because the President's Lodging opens off Orchard Ground, which is locked at night, and only the Fellows of the College have keys.
Legendary character Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard inspired a lasting vogue for donnish detective fiction. Innes's detective novels are playfully highbrow and rich in allusions to English literature and to Renaissance art.


What the Critics Say

"It is quite the most accomplished first crime novel that I have read...all first-rate entertainment." (Cecil Day Lewis, Daily Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

must love brit academe 'tween the wars

A Whodunnit with a capital W - if you like (or like satires of) Brit academe, The author seemed to have fun writing this, the wonderful narrator has fun relating it, and if you give it some time to get into the world of the story, it can be a fun listen, even to contemporary ears.
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- connie

Good, Classic, English Closed Room Mystery

What did you love best about Death at the President's Lodging?

I like that it was written in the Golden Age of detective fiction - the age of Sayers and Christie - and that it takes place at a University. The characters were well thought out, all the clues were there, but I found it challenging to figure out whodunnit.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the detective.

What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

Beautiful voice and phrasing, excellent characterizations

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It wasn't that kind of story

Any additional comments?

Escapism at its best!

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- Eileen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios