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Inhaltsangabe: When Inspector Appleby's car breaks down on a deserted road one dark night, he happens upon an imposing mansion, whose windows are all illuminated. His sense of curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the front door is wide open, and he gets a funny feeling of being watched as he wanders round this splendid house, looking for signs of life. When he finds an elaborate feast laid out, he wonders who is expected...
Über den Autor:
Born in Edinburgh in 1906, the son of the city's Director of Education, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart wrote a highly successful series of mystery stories under the pseudonym Michael Innes.
Innes was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, where he was presented with the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize and named a Bishop Frazer's scholar. After graduation, he went to Vienna to study Freudian psychoanalysis for a year and following his first book, an edition of Florio's translation of 'Montaigne', was offered a lectureship at the University of Leeds. In 1932 he married Margaret Hardwick, a doctor, and they subsequently had five children including Angus, also a novelist.
The year 1936 saw Innes as Professor of English at the University of Adelaide, during which tenure he wrote his first mystery story, 'Death at the President's Lodging'. With his second, 'Hamlet Revenge', Innes firmly established his reputation as a highly entertaining and cultivated writer. After the end of World War II, he returned to the UK and spent two years at Queen's University, Belfast, where in 1949 he wrote the 'Journeying Boy', a novel notable for the richly comedic use of an Irish setting. He then settled down as a Reader in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, from which he retired in 1973.
Innes's most famous character is 'John Appleby', who inspired a penchant for donnish detective fiction that lasts to this day. His other well-known character is 'Honeybath', the painter and rather reluctant detective, who first appeared in 1975 in 'The Mysterious Commission'.
The last of the Innes novels, 'Appleby and the Ospreys', was published in 1986, some eight years before his death in 1994. His work is still very highly regarded and 'Appleby's End' and 'The New Sonia Wayward' were chosen by H.R.F. Keating as being amongst the best 100 crime novels ever written. The 'Times Literary Supplement' said of him: 'A Master - he constructs a plot that twists and turns like an electric eel: it gives you shock upon shock and you cannot let go.'
Titel: The Open House
Verlag: Penguin Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd 30/08/1973, 1973. Buchzustand: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780140036633
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd 30/08/1973, 1973. Buchzustand: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780140036633
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd 30/08/1973, 1973. Buchzustand: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780140036633
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1982. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP60398065
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1982. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP75067483
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0140036636I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Buchzustand: Good. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers E21D-00157
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Buchzustand: Good. . Writing inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M07A-00477
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1982. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87623477
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, U.K., 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. No Edition Stated. Good 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A couple of passages underlined, not excessive. Soiling and creasing to wraps. Solid reading copy. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031881