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A Change of Heir

By Michael Innes
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Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781842327272

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Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799735755

  • ISBN: 9781799735755

Runtime: 5.94 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

George Gadberry, "resting actor", packs his bags and heads for obscurity when the tax inspector beckons. Then he receives a mysterious invitation and a proposition that could lead to enormous riches. Wealthy imbiber Nicholas Comberford wants George to impersonate him in order to secure a place in the will of fabulously affluent Great-Aunt Prudence, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and won't allow a single drop of liquor in the place. Gadberry's luck seems to have changed - but at what cost?

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Author Bio: Michael Innes

Author Bio: Michael Innes

Michael Innes (1906–1994), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, as John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, the son of the city’s director of education, wrote a highly successful series of mystery stories under the pseudonym Michael Innes. He 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, Innes 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. His most famous character is John Appleby, who inspired a penchant for donnish detective fiction that lasts to this day. Innes’s other well-known character is Honeybath, the painter and rather reluctant detective, who first appeared in 1975 in The Mysterious Commission. The last novel, Appleby and the Ospreys, was published in 1986, some eight years before his death in 1994.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English