The Weight of the Evidence An Inspector Appleby Mystery
by Michael Innes
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 12 Jan 2018
The Inspector Appleby mysteries are clever, well written, and always a challenge for the armchair detective. The Weight of the Evidence is a bizarre mystery, but one that is all the more entertaining for the variety of potential motives and suspects. The characters themselves are the strange assortment that you find at almost any educational institution, set in their habits and more likely than not, not to notice anything out of the ordinary. When Professor Pluckrose is killed by a falling meteorite (one falling from the roof, not the sky), Inspector Appleby is called in to determine the culprit. What makes things all the more difficult is that the various academics are easily distracted and have only a vague notion of truth and reality. On top of that, each professor has his own suspicions about the murder and its relation t...