The Daffodil Affair : Inspector Appleby

  • by Michael Innes
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • Series: Inspector Appleby
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Inspector John Appleby visits utopia in the deep jungles of South America - and tangles with a high spirited conspiracy. An eccentric English schoolgirl disappears, leaving a cryptic note.


What the Critics Say

"[Y]et another surprising firework display of wit and erudition and ingenious invention." (Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

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Anodd mix of broad comedy and serious message

Michael Innes series of detective stories are curiously uneven. Some of them are pure romps (Appleby’s End) and some are serious exploration of interesting topics, like the stage craft in Hamlet Revenge. This book begins in farce with witches, disappearing cart horses and pecular elderly relatives and then moves to consideration of themes of mass hysteria, crows physiology and misuse of “science”. It is hard to suspend the belief that the whole adventure is impossible: a member of the British police force would hardly be allowed to take off on a wild goose chase that includes an extended trip up the Amazon river and a protracted stay on an island in the middle of the river, surrounded by cannibals and crocodiles..
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- cynthia moore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios