Appleby and the Ospreys, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • Publisher: House of Stratus
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781842327197



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Alternate title for this book might have been "Appleby's Last Case" since this was his last book in the series. Very light humored and Innes by this time has toned down his erudite style but is still very witty. He was probably conscious that it was the last in the series since the character is almost too aware that he came out of retirement to solve this case The perspective is unusual because usually detectives are gung ho but here he is sedate and accepts the case reluctantly or ambivalently not really wanting to get involved in any real way. Characters very well drawn even if some are a little stereotypical or over the top. All in all four stars.

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