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Death by Water (aka Appleby at Allington) (Inspector Appleby)
Death by Water - aka Appleby at Allington - Inspector Appleby Author:Michael Innes Sir John Appleby, retired chief commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, is visiting Allington Park, a partially restored estate dating back to the reign of Charles I. While exploring a specially built gazebo with the owner, Sir John notices a bundle in the corner of the room. Stooping to examine it, he says grimly, "It's a man a... more »nd I think he's dead."
So begins a chain of events surrounding repeated deaths by misadventure, or perhaps otherwise, that include a carefree village charity fete, an old castle, and a unique assembly of human oddities among the characters. These and a legendary lost treasure add up to what, in Sir John's word, "that chap in Baker Street called a two-pipe mystery."« less